Jellyfin/Plex: add external storage?

Hi, all! Current build… About to install JellyFin to start serving my own media at home (think Plex) and can’t find any quick info on whether it’s possible. One quick post I found said NO, you can’t add storage for services. True? Can I add an external drive for my movies? Don’t care if it’s dedicated or if I can share with other services based on mounted volume.


Currently its not possible to add external drives and then assign them to specific services. Data is stored on one particular partition and that drive should be as large as you need.

If you server has a small drive, you’re able to swap it out with a larger one and preserve the data.

Another option you have is to set up a second server exclusively for media, a popular option with many people.

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