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Plex Plugin


Plex backup plugin only works with Backup4all.

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Download plugin as XML file
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About Plex

Plex is a client–server media player system and software suite comprising two main components. The Plex Media Server desktop application runs on Windows, macOS and Linux, including some types of NAS devices. The server desktop application organizes video, audio, and photos from a user's collections and from online services, enabling the players to access and stream the contents.

How to backup and restore Plex using Backup4all plugin

After you install and configure Plex, you can back it up to move its settings on another computer or to re-configure it after re-installing your system. This is why the plugin to back up Plex is important as it will save you time.
Creating a backup job in Backup4all using the Plex plugin, allows you to back-up the application data files and registry entries.
In order to backup Plex, you have to follow these steps:
  1. Download and install the backup plugin here: Plex backup plugin
  2. After you installed the plugin in Backup4all, define a backup job and run it to back-up Plex. If you don't know how to install the plugin and run the backup, read this article:
If you need to restore the Plex files after a fresh system installation or on a different computer, follow these steps:
  1. Install Plex and the Plex plugin from here: Plex backup plugin
  2. Open in Backup4all the .bkc catalog file from the destination.
  3. Press the Restore button and follow the wizard steps.

What information is backed up when using the Plex plugin

The backup plugin mentioned above will add as backup sources the following information:
  • Local user files
  • Registry settings

Raw Plugin (XML) Code: Plex.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<b4asource version="1.0">
	<!--Program unique ID (GUID)-->
	<!--Program name-->
	<name>Plex Media Server</name>
	<!--Executable file path-->
	<exepath type="0"/>
	<!--Minimum and maximum versions for which the backup was tested-->
	<!--Information about the plugin author-->
		<email>[email protected]</email>
	<!--Variables used in the XML file-->
		<!--If type="reg" then the value will be read from the registry-->
	<!--The backup sources-->
		<source name="Local user files" type="folder">
			<folder>%LOCALAPPDATA%\Plex Media Server</folder>
		<source name="Registry" type="registry">
			<registry path="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Plex, Inc." recursive="true"/>