Plex GDrive, adding new episode triggers rescan of whole serie


#1

I’ve got a strange issue with Plex. When adding a new episode Plex will scan this episode into the database and also wants to refresh the metadata of the whole serie which somehow means “do analysis again on every episode” this give quite a lot of useless traffic and API hits as the older seasons are on gdrive. This started a couple of weeks ago, maybe with a newer update of Plex Media Server.

Up until a couple of weeks ago, all worked well, running seasons where stored locally and completed seasons would be transferred to gdrive, don’t know where it went wrong.

Anyone experiencing or seeing the same in the rclone or Plex activity logs?

New files are sent to Plex using Plex auto scan which does what it needs to do by only scanning the season directory. After analyzing Plex will ask for a metadata update on the whole series.

Tried to use a .plexignore in each season directory, this works as manual scanning ignores the directories but not for analyzation.


#2

That is strange. I don’t see that definitely. Are the mod times on the files changing? What are you using for the agents for TV Shows?


#3

Nothing has changed, using theTVDB for the series. I’ve checked multiple logs and it’s the dreaded “unmatched leaves” problem again. When Plex encounters that it will refresh the whole serie. Can’t find anything on google or Plex forums. Similar post on the Plex forums show no reply and to be honest I don’t think think the Plex devs know or want to help people with advanced questions ( once asked how to delete the “deleted_at” flag in the sql database, was answered in a typical patronising post by one of the admins there)


#4

Think / hope I found it. After days of checking and testing I’m close to the solution, Plex Autoscan sends a Plex chi command “—scan —refresh —directory” after checking the Plex info about cli commands it seems a refresh on a directory can trigger a metadata refresh on the whole serie (the unmatched leaves message) I’ve removed the —refresh from Plex auto scan and now it only scans the directory or file that’s being send to Plex. Will test more tomorrow and update the post.


#5

So to answer my own post (and maybe someone will find it useful when encountering the same problem) the problem was the “local media assets” enabling this in Agents (its on by default) made Plex access all the media in a TV Show regardless if it has been scanned recently or not. As a test I’ve scanned the whole 10 seasons of “Modern Family” 2 days earlier. Today it downloaded the latest one and again it started to read all the episodes from Season 1 till Season 10. After checking all logs I’ve ended at the localmedia log, this showed that Plex wanted to check all the known folders of “Modern Family” for new local assets (posters, subs etc) It will proceed to check every season folder for new subtitles, new posters etc AND read in all MP4 tags. Rclone debug showed all files being accessed and this happens EVERY time a new episode will be added. I’ve disabled “Local Media Assets (TV)” (other plex instance with cloned library) and let Plex scan the latest episode. As expected Plex read the current Season and all episodes but DIDN’T check the older seasons and thus didn’t read all the episodes on Gdrive. In my usecase this is important due to how many times a file on gdrive is accessed in a period of time.


#6

I have local media assets on and if a new item in a series is added. it does do a scan on the folder, but doesn’t download anything.

It simply checks the timestamps of the files/sizes to make sure you’ve already scanned. If the items aren’t analyzed, it would try to analyze them.


#7

Are you running rclone in debug? And running latest version of Plex? For me I’ve rescanned the serie while it was local on the server HDD, I’ve remove the seasons prior to the latest (season 10 in case of modern family) so that means season 1 to 9 are on gdrive and season 10 local on HDD. For info I’m using sub zero for external subtitles ( and bazar is running also) same happens to “American Horror story” and “it’s alway sunny in…”

All 3 are synced from gdrive to local with same timestamps on the folders and files.


#8

So to test, I’ve run something like this as I have a simple shell script to run scanner cli command:

felix@gemini:~/scripts$ cat plexscan
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/plexmediaserver
export PLEX_MEDIA_SERVER_APPLICATION_SUPPORT_DIR="/var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application Support"
"/usr/lib/plexmediaserver/Plex Media Scanner" $@

If I run that on my section 2 which is my TV shows, which I’ll share the full output, it only takes 4 seconds.


felix@gemini:~/scripts$ plexscan --verbose --scan --refresh --section 2
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felix@gemini:~/scripts$
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felix@gemini:~/scripts$
felix@gemini:~/scripts$
felix@gemini:~/scripts$
felix@gemini:~/scripts$ ls
backup_influx  check_autowatch   cloud_toggle_ipv6_off  convert_mp4    filebot_rename  mergerfs_mount             radarrstats          router
build_caddy    check_datadir     cloud_toggle_ipv6_on   convert_stage  GD_find         plexscan                   RC_find              upload_cloud
build_rclone   check_homebridge  convert_4k             embyssl        gmedia_find     process-pyroscope.sh       rclone_cleanup       wait_kill_paused_notify.py
build_traefik  cloud_get_ipv6    convert_mkv            excludes       gmedia_mount    radarr-delete-unmonitored  rename_command_help
felix@gemini:~/scripts$ time plexscan --verbose --scan --refresh --section 2
GUI: Scanning The Real Housewives of New Jersey
GUI: Scanning A.Million.Little.Things
GUI: Scanning Seal.Team
GUI: Scanning Modern Family
GUI: Scanning Wheeler Dealers
GUI: Scanning South Park
GUI: Scanning The.Kids.Are.Alright
GUI: Scanning The.Rookie
GUI: Scanning Property.Brothers
GUI: Scanning YOU
GUI: Scanning Below.Deck
GUI: Scanning Titans.2018
GUI: Scanning Single.Parents
GUI: Scanning Wentworth
GUI: Scanning Tom.Clancy's.Jack.Ryan
GUI: Scanning My.Mad.Fat.Diary
GUI: Scanning Sugar.Rush
GUI: Scanning Flesh.and.Bone
GUI: Scanning Dates
GUI: Scanning Glue
GUI: Scanning Insatiable
GUI: Scanning Beachfront.Bargain.Hunt
GUI: Scanning Alone
GUI: Scanning Love.It.or.List.It.Too
GUI: Scanning Property.Brothers.Buying.and.Selling
GUI: Scanning Flip.or.Flop
GUI: Scanning Flip.or.Flop.Vegas
GUI: Scanning Tiny.House.Big.Living
GUI: Scanning Castle.Rock
GUI: Scanning Animal.Kingdom.2016
GUI: Scanning Anthony.Bourdain.Parts.Unknown
GUI: Scanning Sharp.Objects
GUI: Scanning Take.Two
GUI: Scanning The.Last.Defense
GUI: Scanning The.End.of.the.F-ing.World
GUI: Scanning The.End.of.the.F-ing.World/Plex Versions
GUI: Scanning The.End.of.the.F-ing.World/Plex Versions/1080-20M 945
GUI: Scanning The.End.of.the.F-ing.World/Plex Versions/1080-20M 945/The End of the F___ing World
GUI: Scanning Supergirl
GUI: Scanning Wicked Tuna
GUI: Scanning Impulse
GUI: Scanning Impulse/Plex Versions
GUI: Scanning Impulse/Plex Versions/1080-20M 945
GUI: Scanning Impulse/Plex Versions/1080-20M 945/Impulse
GUI: Scanning Marvel's.Cloak.&.Dagger
GUI: Scanning 24.Hours.To.Hell.&.Back
GUI: Scanning Sweetbitter
GUI: Scanning Peaky.Blinders
GUI: Scanning Killing.Eve
GUI: Scanning Infested!
GUI: Scanning Lost.in.Space.(2018)
GUI: Scanning Lost.in.Space.(2018)/Plex Versions
GUI: Scanning Lost.in.Space.(2018)/Plex Versions/1080-20M 945
GUI: Scanning Lost.in.Space.(2018)/Plex Versions/1080-20M 945/Lost in Space (2018)
GUI: Scanning The.Terror
GUI: Scanning Krypton
GUI: Scanning Young.Sheldon
GUI: Scanning Silicon Valley
GUI: Scanning Rapture
GUI: Scanning Station.19
GUI: Scanning My.Next.Guest.Needs.No.Introduction.With.David.Letterman
GUI: Scanning My.Next.Guest.Needs.No.Introduction.With.David.Letterman/Plex Versions
GUI: Scanning My.Next.Guest.Needs.No.Introduction.With.David.Letterman/Plex Versions/1080-20M 945
GUI: Scanning My.Next.Guest.Needs.No.Introduction.With.David.Letterman/Plex Versions/1080-20M 945/My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman
GUI: Scanning Shifting.Gears.With.Aaron.Kaufman
GUI: Scanning Absentia
GUI: Scanning Sneaky.Pete
GUI: Scanning Sneaky.Pete/Plex Versions
GUI: Scanning Sneaky.Pete/Plex Versions/1080-20M 945
GUI: Scanning Sneaky.Pete/Plex Versions/1080-20M 945/Sneaky Pete
GUI: Scanning Murdoch.Mysteries
GUI: Scanning Channel.Zero
GUI: Scanning The.Resident
GUI: Scanning S.W.A.T.(2017)
GUI: Scanning Judge.Judy
GUI: Scanning Counterpart
GUI: Scanning Altered.Carbon
GUI: Scanning Altered.Carbon/Plex Versions
GUI: Scanning Altered.Carbon/Plex Versions/1080-20M 945
GUI: Scanning Altered.Carbon/Plex Versions/1080-20M 945/Altered Carbon
GUI: Scanning Suits
GUI: Scanning The.Marvelous.Mrs.Maisel
GUI: Scanning The.Marvelous.Mrs.Maisel/Plex Versions
GUI: Scanning The.Marvelous.Mrs.Maisel/Plex Versions/1080-20M 945
GUI: Scanning The.Marvelous.Mrs.Maisel/Plex Versions/1080-20M 945/The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
GUI: Scanning Fresh.Off.the.Boat
GUI: Scanning The.Deuce
GUI: Scanning SMILF
GUI: Scanning 9-1-1
GUI: Scanning Knightfall
GUI: Scanning Marvel's.Runaways
GUI: Scanning DARK
GUI: Scanning DARK/Plex Versions
GUI: Scanning DARK/Plex Versions/1080-20M 945
GUI: Scanning DARK/Plex Versions/1080-20M 945/DARK
GUI: Scanning Marvel's.The.Punisher
GUI: Scanning MINDHUNTER
GUI: Scanning MINDHUNTER/Plex Versions
GUI: Scanning MINDHUNTER/Plex Versions/1080-20M 945
GUI: Scanning MINDHUNTER/Plex Versions/1080-20M 945/MINDHUNTER
GUI: Scanning Ink.Master-.Angels
GUI: Scanning Ink.Master-.Redemption
GUI: Scanning The.Orville
GUI: Scanning The.Gifted
GUI: Scanning Riverdale
GUI: Scanning Atypical
GUI: Scanning Friends.from.College
GUI: Scanning American.Vandal
GUI: Scanning The.Good.Doctor
GUI: Scanning Comedians.in.Cars.Getting.Coffee
GUI: Scanning Star.Trek-.Discovery
GUI: Scanning Power
GUI: Scanning Ozark
GUI: Scanning Mr.Mercedes
GUI: Scanning The.Sinner
GUI: Scanning Grace.and.Frankie
GUI: Scanning Undercover.Boss.(US)
GUI: Scanning The.Coolest.Places.on.Earth
GUI: Scanning Shadowhunters
GUI: Scanning Fortitude
GUI: Scanning World.of.Dance
GUI: Scanning Santa.Clarita.Diet
GUI: Scanning Genius.(2017)
GUI: Scanning American.Gods
GUI: Scanning The.Handmaid's.Tale
GUI: Scanning Prison Break
GUI: Scanning 13 Reasons Why
GUI: Scanning 13 Reasons Why/Plex Versions
GUI: Scanning 13 Reasons Why/Plex Versions/1080-20M 945
GUI: Scanning 13 Reasons Why/Plex Versions/1080-20M 945/13 Reasons Why
GUI: Scanning The Good Fight
GUI: Scanning Marvel's Iron Fist
GUI: Scanning Marvel's Iron Fist/Plex Versions
GUI: Scanning Marvel's Iron Fist/Plex Versions/1080-20M 945
GUI: Scanning Marvel's Iron Fist/Plex Versions/1080-20M 945/Marvel's Iron Fist
GUI: Scanning Legion
GUI: Scanning Harlots
GUI: Scanning FEUD
GUI: Scanning Westworld
GUI: Scanning UnREAL
GUI: Scanning SIX
GUI: Scanning Quantico
GUI: Scanning The Originals
GUI: Scanning Nashville
GUI: Scanning Narcos
GUI: Scanning Making a Murderer
GUI: Scanning The.Looming.Tower
GUI: Scanning Law.&.Order-.True.Crime
GUI: Scanning Face Off
GUI: Scanning Every.Witch.Way
GUI: Scanning Colony
GUI: Scanning Code Black
GUI: Scanning Casual
GUI: Scanning Band.of.Brothers
GUI: Scanning Anthony.Bourdain.No.Reservations
GUI: Scanning 12 Monkeys
GUI: Scanning Dungeons & Dragons
GUI: Scanning Liv and Maddie
GUI: Scanning Best Ink
GUI: Scanning Happy Tree Friends
GUI: Scanning The Vampire Diaries
GUI: Scanning Dexter
GUI: Scanning Highway to Heaven
GUI: Scanning In.the.Flesh
GUI: Scanning The Night Of
GUI: Scanning 11.22.63
GUI: Scanning Skins
GUI: Scanning Difficult People
GUI: Scanning The Newsroom (2012)
GUI: Scanning Castle (2009)
GUI: Scanning Zoey.101
GUI: Scanning Sam & Cat
GUI: Scanning The.Confession.Tapes
GUI: Scanning Dead Like Me
GUI: Scanning World War II in HD Colour
GUI: Scanning Helix
GUI: Scanning Mad Dogs (US)
GUI: Scanning Emerald City
GUI: Scanning The Strain
GUI: Scanning Switched at Birth
GUI: Scanning Salem
GUI: Scanning Growing Pains
GUI: Scanning Halt and Catch Fire
GUI: Scanning Firefly
GUI: Scanning The Missing
GUI: Scanning Rogue
GUI: Scanning Hemlock Grove
GUI: Scanning Once Upon a Time (2011)
GUI: Scanning Galapagos with David Attenborough
GUI: Scanning Secrets & Lies

real	0m4.122s
user	0m2.492s
sys	0m0.420s

That’s with a refresh in there and I can see in 4 seconds, it does not pull down every file as it only check timestamps/locations to see if something changed from the rclone debug logs.


#9

Also, I’m not sure if you mean you are changing paths for the files.

If you are changing paths, that’s much different as Plex handles that different and has to check the file to make sure it’s the same.


#10

That’s the cleanest scan output I’ve ever seen. You scanned your whole TV shows just in 4 seconds?? I assume this is after you finished all plex metadata download, posters download, analysis etc right? And you haven’t add a single file anywhere since you last scan right?

My scan is a lot slower than 4 seconds and my output is always filled with another of stuff like plex matching some stuff, background analysis etc. Not as clean output as yours.


#11

If that’s the case, you have unmatched items / non analyzed items /etc. If you have no new items, it should be instant (assuming you have the directory structure already there and it’s not repolling that).

If I do just a find:

felix@gemini:/GD$ time find . | wc -l
25086

real	0m0.133s
user	0m0.008s
sys	0m0.012s

When cached it takes that long. The first scan/cache build for the directory/files takes 3-5 minutes.

If I scan when a new item, it uses autoscan and does it’s magic:

 2018-11-08 16:22:20,070 -     INFO -  AUTOSCAN [140252836681472]: Client '127.0.0.1' scan request for series: '/gmedia/TV/Single.Parents/Single.Parents.S01E07.mkv', event: 'Download'
 2018-11-08 16:22:20,070 -     INFO -      PLEX [140252769945344]: Scan request from Sonarr for '/gmedia/TV/Single.Parents/Single.Parents.S01E07.mkv', sleeping for 5 seconds...
 2018-11-08 16:22:25,076 -     INFO -      PLEX [140252769945344]: File '/gmedia/TV/Single.Parents/Single.Parents.S01E07.mkv' exists on check 1 of 10.
 2018-11-08 16:22:25,076 -     INFO -      PLEX [140252769945344]: Scan request is now being processed
 2018-11-08 16:22:25,088 -     INFO -      PLEX [140252769945344]: No 'Plex Media Scanner' processes were found.
 2018-11-08 16:22:25,089 -     INFO -      PLEX [140252769945344]: Starting Plex Scanner
 2018-11-08 16:22:25,777 -     INFO -     UTILS [140252769945344]: GUI: Scanning Single Parents Season 1 Episode 1
 2018-11-08 16:22:25,780 -     INFO -     UTILS [140252769945344]: GUI: Scanning Single Parents Season 1 Episode 2
 2018-11-08 16:22:25,781 -     INFO -     UTILS [140252769945344]: GUI: Scanning Single Parents Season 1 Episode 3
 2018-11-08 16:22:25,782 -     INFO -     UTILS [140252769945344]: GUI: Scanning Single Parents Season 1 Episode 4
 2018-11-08 16:22:25,783 -     INFO -     UTILS [140252769945344]: GUI: Scanning Single Parents Season 1 Episode 5
 2018-11-08 16:22:25,784 -     INFO -     UTILS [140252769945344]: GUI: Scanning Single Parents Season 1 Episode 6
 2018-11-08 16:22:25,785 -     INFO -     UTILS [140252769945344]: GUI: Scanning Single Parents Season 1 Episode 7
 2018-11-08 16:22:26,526 -     INFO -     UTILS [140252769945344]: GUI: Requesting metadata for 'Single Parents'
 2018-11-08 16:22:26,541 -     INFO -     UTILS [140252769945344]: GUI: Background media analysis on Single Parents S01 E07
 2018-11-08 16:22:27,085 -     INFO -      PLEX [140252769945344]: Finished scan!

Always go pretty fast.


#12

Got the same output as you’ve got when adding new media with autoscan.
When it shows:

It will go down the tree and look for some info for the serie and start to scan all episodes. If someone is interested the logs are attached in https://forums.plex.tv/t/localmedia-agent-reading-analyzing-every-episode-when-new-episode-is-added/328817
(Can’t seem to attach them here)

EDIT: setup is local HDD merged with mergerfs with gdrive (VFS etc) and Plex in Docker.


#13

I tried checking local media assets on and tried to reproduce it and I can’t seem to.

I normally have that off as I don’t have any local files (jpegs/anything) stored with my media as I use plex for its’ metadata agents.

I’ll poke around a little tomorrow to see if I can replicate it but from reading the post, it seems to make sense if you have that agent on, it’s going read the entire folders/files and check for new local media assets.

I would think thought it should only check the files for something new, but I’m not sure how it works as I don’t use it.


#14

I had it off for years and 6 months ago enabled it as i thought its needed when using external subtitles. But I think it will check the subs when you start playing. It’s also not showing in the normal scanner, server or system logs of Plex Media Server, just found it when I was desperate and checking all logs in PMS Plugin Logs.

Not clear to me if its expected behavior or not, and to be honest I think the Plex guys don’t know either, they seem to be more busy adding features instead of solving long running problems. (They should do an iOS 12 or better a Snow Leopard style do over :wink: )


#15

I use forced external subs and don’t have it on. Works fine with it off as it checks when it refreshes the metadata for subs assuming they are named correctly.