I need to disable inotify in minidlna.conf because the kernel does not support. Is it possible to configure minidlna for autorescan instead of relying on inotify?
I haven't been able to get inotify to work so I created a script and used crontab to schedule the minidlna refresh at 4am.
I created a script with the name /usr/scripts/minidlna_refresh.sh
You may have to increase the sleep command after Minidlna -R since this is the command that rebuilds the database.
Should probably chmod the file after saving the script. I can't remember what I did with chmod since I'm new to linux.
Then run crontab -e and add the following:
# man 1 crontab for acceptable formats:
# <minute> <hour> <day> <month> <dow> <tags and command>
# <@freq> <tags and command>
0 4 * * * /usr/scripts/minidlna_refresh.sh > /usr/scripts/minidlna_refresh.log
That should make it all work.
This has been very reliable for me and you can run the script manually any time. It takes my dockstar about 10-15 minutes to refresh the database. It depends how may files you have on the drive(s).
Are you sure you need to kill the daemon after minidlna -R? Couldn't you just let it run?
If you want to add 'wait_on' package, I have a script which automatically performs a rescan vice using CRON.
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