Hey all, I’m a novice coder (watch me butcher jargon) trying to build a Storj backend to my Plex Media Server/Library. I mean, is Storj the “server” in this case? I’ve been using the Storj Docs with some success. But the docs didn’t answer my main question: will Storj allow remote access to my Plex Library even when my host computer is off?
Additional Details: I use an iOS app called Prologue which serves as a (beautiful) front-end UI for my Plex Library. But it will not sync data unless my host computer (i.e. the computer which Plex uses to sync/store my files) is on and connected to WiFi. I’m using a Dell running Windows 11 and Rclone to host/upload files on Storj. I don’t really understand virtual hardware like Rclone. Does Rclone need to be mounted whenever I want to interact with my Plex Library in Storj, or will Storj provide me with access to Plex Library at all times so long as I have my login info?
Hey, thanks for replying. That’s unfortunate regarding the server’s accessibility relying on the state of the computer. The docs say Rclone only needs to be mounted when making changes to Plex’s library (i.e. uploading files, changing data, etc). I took this to mean that Storj allowed for remote media access 24/7. I guess that would require a distributed computer rather than a distributed cloud. Anyway, it doesn’t seem worth the effort now to use Storj in this instance. I’m eager to use Storj but I want it too be something I’d actually use. Most of my cloud server needs are well taken care of, but I bet something will pop up. Thanks again.
Does PLEX constantly access the info and how does this work as far as usage charges for STORJ? Lets say the video you are accessing is 1gb. Also PLEX server scans for changes if its doing that does it count as ingress/egress ?etc?