By default, your Plex Media Server will use the IP of your seedbox as the name to identify itself. Although, it doesn't have to stay this way. If you want to change it to something more personal, Plex provides two ways to make this possible!
Method A - Web Browser 🌐
Using any Web Browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox, or Opera, log into your Plex Media Server using the link on your Services Page.
Once you have successfully logged in click, Settings >> General >> enter custom name >> Save Changes
That's it!! You have successfully renamed your Plex Media Server!! 🎯
BUT WAIT!! 🚫
After I rebooted my seedbox, the name returned to the default name...
If your media server name has returned to the default name, you can use CLI to manually set the Plex .
xml file to your custom name, and it will be saved that way 🙂
Method B - CLI 💻
Log into your seedbox using SSH. Once you have logged in, you can use this command to edit the
sudo nano /var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application\ Support/Plex\ Media\ Server/Preferences.xml
Make the necessary edits then save the document and exit.
Restart Plex Media Server easily using
sudo systemctl restart plexmediaserver.service
I don't know what to do next...
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