DVR install on freenas

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cdelicath
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DVR install on freenas

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Everything below may be a moot point if I have somehow overlooked a easy way to use my freenas box as the storage for my hdhr dvr. Please point me to that method if it exists.

As of now I have installed MiniDLNA in a jail on the freenas box and it is up and running and accessible through windows. “Watchable videos in windows”
So I know that part is solid.

The issue I am having is when I try to run the dvr installer in windows it is asking me for a SSH login to access the MiniDLNA jail. I have no clue what the login might be.
So at this point I am stuck so close but so far away.

Any suggestions?

Just hope there is a easy solution.

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Re: DVR install on freenas

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Wrong section if you are asking about SD's HDHomeRunDVR. If you are going to use a jail I suggest a manual install. Though it may be "possible" to install that way (I have read they have deprecated some functionality of their jails), typically with freenas you would want a freebsd version of engine and last I checked the windows nas installer wouldn't install such as it only installed linux.

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Re: DVR install on freenas

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Is there any solution (guides) to install hdhr dvr on. Freenas box?

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viewtopic.php?f=119&t=73466
In there you will see a link on how to manually install to linux. Instructions are the same but make sure you get the freebsd version of engine.


Personally I haven't done so with a jail... just made a directory, got the freebsd version, made the config file that sets the record path and started the engine.

Apparently the issue someone was having with a jail was resolved by clicking a box.

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Re: DVR install on freenas

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Thanks I will have a look at it tonight again.
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Re: DVR install on freenas

Post by cdelicath »

Got it! Thanks for the nudge in the right direction. Had a feeling I was making it too complicated.

followed the directions HERE: https://info.hdhomerun.com/info/dvr:linux

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"BSD-based (FreeBSD, FreeNAS)
Stable: https://download.silicondust.com/hdhome ... rd_freebsd"

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