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    NAS + Squeezebox + Plex

    > Can someone suggest a build including OS or something pre-built that
    > would literally serve my 3 purposes: NAS + Squeezebox server + Plex
    > server.


    My personal opinion: assuming you don't have Pis sitting around idle,
    I'd go with a relatively beefy NAS which can run Docker. The latter
    allows you to run many services in a matter which (currently) is well
    supported by many projects. If you go with a relatively mainstream
    product like QNAP or Synology chances are you already have support for
    Plex apps built-in. Otherwise you run it in Docker.

    When I bought my NAS Docker was still a bit suspicious to me. It took me
    a while to understand it. But right now I'm running five to six
    containers continuously. And I like the simplicity with which I can
    test-run an application in a container and easily throw everything away
    if I'm not happy with it.

    Just my 2c.

    (but I still run LMS on a Pi, as it's easier in _my_ case to run off of
    git directly, and to deal with patches applied manually etc.)
    http://zzzzone.net
    http://have-a-nice-day.org
    http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet
    http://somethingsomethingsomething.net

    SBS 8.3 - i7 nuc - Win 10 64bit
    2 Booms,,2 Radio, 1 Touch, 5 Yamaha MusicCast speakers
    Apps including iSqueeze Ctrl etc.
    Library: 425,000+ FLAC/MP3 files - 16 TB HD

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    NAS + Squeezebox + Plex

    There comes a time when everyone needs to buy or build a NAS.

    If I buy or build one, I would certainly like to have my 14 TB of music installed in it also.

    What are the considerations for using it as a Squeezebox server also?

    I will also use it as a Plex server for videos and movies and offsite music listening. Naturally this would require a bit more "oomph."

    Can someone suggest a build including OS or something pre-built that would literally serve my 3 purposes: NAS + Squeezebox server + Plex server.

    Thanks.
    http://zzzzone.net
    http://have-a-nice-day.org
    http://www.last.fm/user/zzzoneDOTnet
    http://somethingsomethingsomething.net

    SBS 8.3 - i7 nuc - Win 10 64bit
    2 Booms,,2 Radio, 1 Touch, 5 Yamaha MusicCast speakers
    Apps including iSqueeze Ctrl etc.
    Library: 425,000+ FLAC/MP3 files - 16 TB HD

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      #3
      I personally run Unraid

      it can run both LMS and Plex as dockers

      the main reason I like it is that you can use any combination of discs (a true NAS requires them all to be the same size)

      additionally the way it stores the files they are not striped across multiple disks, therefore when accessing a file on one disk you don't have the entire array spinning. Its much more power efficient that way
      PiCorePlayer 8.2 on Allo Digi One Signature (Lounge)
      PiCorePlayer 8.2 with Hifiberry Digi+ Material running on PI for control (Office)
      PiCorePlayer 8.2 with pi official touchscreen and Hifiberry DAC+(Kitchen)
      Radio (Bedroom)
      PiCorePlayer 8.2 with Allo BOSS DAC (Bedroom)
      PiCorePlayer 8.2 with Hifiberry AMP+. Squeezelite=x for control (Garage)
      PiCorePlayer 8.2 with Hifiberry AMP+(Patio 2)
      PiCorePlayer 8.2 with Hifiberry AMP+(Patio 2)

      LMS 8.3 on unRaid 6.11.5 Server (Seneca HDS)

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        #4
        I installed Ubuntu server on a small PC and mounted a share from my NAS.

        Runs both LMS and PMS.
        SB Touch optical to Hegel H90, Speakers Larsen 4.2
        Spare SB3
        AirPlay Bridge to Audio Pro A10
        Squeezelite-x connected to home LMS with ZeroTier One.
        SB Radio
        ReadyNAS 202
        iPeng

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          #5
          For many years I have had my music files on a 4 disk QNAP 419P NAS but I stopped running LMS on it some time ago as it's an Arm processor and only has 512mb RAM. It couldn't cope with lots of transcoding and the last Qnap approved version of LMS was 7.7.6. It is however great at doing its principal job which is file sharing.
          So I now have the QNAP which holds all the files and two separate production machines - one for LMS and one for Plex - that connect over NFS to the NAS. I have rebuilt the LMS machine a number of times but by always using the same mount point strategy I have always made existing playlists work.
          I also have numerous "dev" devices, Pi's etc which also connect to the NAS via NFS when required and a second offsite QNAP which syncs files on an overnight basis. There is a Pi based LMS at the same site with an NFS mount to the QNAP so when I visit I can play everything that I have in my main (home) office.
          I have considered Dockers but rejected the idea on the basis that it meant unnecessary expense on a new more powerful NAS when the one I have does what I ask it to.
          Jim
          https://jukeradio.double6.net


          VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
          Living Room Joggler & Pi4/Khadas -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
          Office Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
          Dining Room SB Radio
          Bedroom (Bedside) Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
          Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Kef ceiling speakers
          Guest Room Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes

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            #6
            Plex and LMS run on pretty much everything, so it comes down to how much time you have to build. I run a QNAP for plex and LMS with 90TB of ‘stuff’. The QLMS package runs 8.3 fine.

            You suggest you want off-site listening - whatever your NAS, do not expose ports to web, or you will one day find it all encrypted - use a private VPN for remote access. Sorry if that’s obvious but a lot get caught out by leaving UPNP active.


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            3 of every player ever sold back to SLIMP3 (missed Booms)

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