Wiki: Flexdisk wiki page

Introduction

The Flex Disk is a network attached storage disk that you can add to one or multiple Appbox +Stream boxes. It enables you to add storage in a flexible way, starting from 50GB up to multiple terrabytes. It's priced at 1 cent per GB with a 1 EUR base cost. For instance 200GB of storage would cost you 1 EUR + (200GB * 0.01 EUR) = 3 EUR.

By adding Flex Disk to your +Stream box you can increase your total storage without having to upgrade to the next plan.

Flex Disks are ideal for long time storage as they work very well for streaming Plex content.

Because of the current i/o limitations you can only move files onto the Flex Disk, not download directly into them. This is why at this point torrent clients and the likes are not allowed to directly access the disk.

Setup

To get started with a Flex Disk navigate to your box and select Add Flex Disk. Select the size of the disk you want to add. Once the new invoice has been paid your Flex Disk will be deployed and your Plex upgraded to support your disk.

A new folder will show up called flexdisk, moving files onto this folder will remove them from your disk (freeing up space there) and count them against your Flex Disk quota instead.

Once you moved files to your Flex Disk you probably want to run Filebot on the files so Plex can find them on the Flex Disk. You can do this by navigating to your Flex Disk in the menu and using Actions followed by Run Filebot.

filebot

Fequently Asked Questions

Q: On which plans can I use the Flex Disk?

A: On all Appbox +Stream plans hosted by Bytesized.


Q: Are there any plans to roll it out to any other plans.

A: No, the +Stream plan will be the only plan that will support Flex Disks.


Q: Can I add my Flex Disk to multiple +Stream boxes?

A: Yes, your Plex disk can be shared across multiple +Stream boxes. It's a great way to share content between multiple accounts.


Q: Can I resize my Flex Disk on the fly?

A: Yes you can resize your disk at any time, a new invoice that will calculate the difference will be created when you do.


Q: How can I move my content to my Flex Disk?

A: There are tons of ways of achieving this. You can use the Filemanager inside of VNC if you want an easy to use interface which also shows you a progress bar of the transfer. Pydio is an other option although there is no progress bar that shows you the status, it will just tell you when it's completed and it might bug out on you. Don't use FileZilla.


Q: Can I download my torrents directly on my Flex Disk?

A: No, during the Beta the disk i/o is limited and the random i/o will make the Flex Disk too slow to use.


Q: Are the Flex Disks backed by a form of disk redundancy?

A: Yes, the Flex Disks use a 7+2 RAID-6.


Q: What happens if I don't pay?

A: You will have a 14 day grace period to move your files elsewhere, if still not paid after the 14 days your Flex Disk will be deleted.


Last Author Contributors Versions Last update
Maran Marin, Alchemist 10 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:50:24 +0200