dan_sp - I’ve been looking for quite a long time to find some way to mount an NFS share from my EX4100 onto my PR4100 Plex server. Your post had the magic key.
I’ve typed up some notes to help anyone else in this type of situation avoid some of the issues I’ve had, that happens to stumble across this thread. Hopefully, I haven’t left anything out.
- Set your source device to a static IP
- Turn on NFS on the source device
- Create a share on the source device (in my example, it’s called “PlexMedia”)
- Turn on NFS on the share you just created
- Write down what the Mount Point is called (in my example, it is “nfs://192.168.0.20/nfs/PlexMedia”)
- Take a deep breath. You’re half-way there.
- Turn on SSH on the target device
- Install PuTTY on your computer
- Use PuTTY to log into the target device
- Type “cd /mnt/HD/HD_a2” to get to the folder where shares are located
- Type "mkdir " and the name of what you want the new share to be called (in my example, it’s “EX4100”)
- Type “busybox mount -o nolock,ro,hard,intr,vers=3 -t nfs 192.168.0.20:/nfs/PlexMedia /mnt/HD/HD_a2/EX4100” (where 192.168.0.20 and /nfs/PlexMedia are from #5 above, and EX4100 is from #11 above - don’t overlook the “:” between the IP address and the share name)
Instructions on how to use PuTTY to get into a PR4100 can be found reasonably easy. Remember, Linux is more case-sensitive than Windows / DOS, so keep that in mind when you’re in PuTTY.
When you’re in Plex, to get to the new share folder in the Add Folder dialog, you’ll have to navigate to the “/mnt/HD/HD_a2/” folder, and then to the name of the new share you’ve created - the new share folder doesn’t just show up in the list of folders on the left. If anyone knows how to make that happen, please feel free to share.