Option's/Solutions for Jellyfin
I am thinking of utilizing Jellyfin for streaming my movie and show content and am considering options.
What would be your best recommendation to do so?
Option 1: Native storage within app directory of video content
Option 2: Using a volume on same server of jellyfin installation
Option 3: Set up a storage box through 3rd party to store content and stream using jellyfin on main server
Option 4: Some other alternative
@privsec I think the answer depends on whether you want all this media backed up as part of the app. If this is home videos/photos, you probably want to back these up (I use Emby with automatic photo upload from my phone, so I want this). If this content from "various sources" (ha ha), then who cares about backup.
Option 1: media is backed up
Option 2: media is not backed up. you have to back up manually, if you want
Option 3: same as 2. The difference between 2 and 3 is cost but also speed. A storage box from say Hetzner is well suited for servers which are "nearby" . A server in the US won't have a good time with a storage box in Germany. Such a setup might work for backups, but not so well for browsing.
I actually use both 1 and 2 in emby. You can add libraries in different paths. Since mine is a home server, I attach multiple external hard disks...