What you’ll need;
- A moderate understanding of Linux.
- A dedicated server (or VPS) capable of keeping up. I like to suggest the SYS servers but one of the cheaper hetzner auctioned servers will also work. Kimsufis can (probably) keep up if you’re only doing 1 stream at a time.
- A means of acquiring the content. Whether that be private torrent trackers (or public) or usenet.
- A domain name. (to allow SSL)
- A subscription to Google Drive.
- Patience, it pays off in the end.
What you’ll get out of it;
- A system that will automatically download your wanted show/movie.
- Process, rename and sort your media.
- Automatically encrypt & upload your media to your unlimited cloud drive account.
- Link up your plex server to the mount of your cloud drive. Remounting the drive automatically if it ever unmounts (which it will).
- Full SSL everywhere, with reverse proxy setups for your apps to keep everything neat and tidy.
Essentially what all this means is that you’ll have an unlimited storage Plex server, all encrypted, all automated and best of all, written up in a guide here for you with screenshots and explanations.
Note: This is meant as a guide and a guide only. It’s a proof of concept and for learning. As with all things, what you use it for is your own business. It details the steps taken to install everything on the specific Host I used (OVH) and on the same OS (Ubuntu 16.04). If you’re using a different host or OS, there may be differences so I cannot be held accountable for any mistakes/errors that lead to failures. Always double check the commands you’re running and always have up to date backups. This is best practice in general when working on command line, not just for this guide!