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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:11 pm 

Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:34 pm
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AV Hardware: DNS-323

Just installed Twonky on my DNS-323 and everything went smooth until a reboot which is when all the twonky settings were wiped backed to default.

Now I've searched and read up on the subject and my theory was that it's the settings in the /var/twonkymedia folder that are getting reset after each reboot.

So, as per instructions, I deleted the /var/twonkymedia folder.

Created a new /var/twonkymedia folder under my twonky installation folder which resides on the hard drive;
mkdir -p /mnt/HD_a2/twonky/var/twonkmedia

Then created the symlink;

ln -s /mnt/HD_a2/twonky/var/twonkmedia /var/twonkymedia

I then restarted the server, modified the twonky settings, reboot again and was sad to see the settings were lost again.

What am I doing wrong here? I'm using the latest recommended stable NAS build 5.1.2.

Thanks for any input.


PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:16 pm 

Joined: Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:16 pm
Posts: 392
AV Hardware: Buffalo LS Pro; PS3; Samsung LE37B650
Make sure the correct permissions are set on the ini file so that the user running twonky can write to the file:

ls -l twonkyvision-mediaserver.ini
chmod 777 twonkyvision-mediaserver.ini


Samsung LE37B650T2WXXU; Liteon 5055GDL+ HDD/DVD Recorder; Playstation 3; Iomega Screenplay HD 500GB; Buffalo Linkstation Pro LS-320GL (running Twonky 6.0.30, SqueezeBox Server 7.6 and acting as a Print Server)

PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 1:19 am 

Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:34 pm
Posts: 7
AV Hardware: DNS-323
Okay I got it fixed.
I'm assuming you cannot commit changes to the linux os on the DNS-323 for obvious reasons, so creating symlinks or symbolic links can't be saved permanently. To get around this issue I simply added the symlink in the script which resides on the root of volume_1.

Now all changes made to the twonkymedia-server.ini file through the browser are saved and loaded with every reboot of the nas.

Thanks for your help anyway.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:54 pm 

Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:51 pm
Posts: 1
AV Hardware: DNS-323
Hi, Danfloun!

Can you publish the needed for permanent settings? Thanks!

Best regards


PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:18 am 

Joined: Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:09 am
Posts: 10
AV Hardware: DNS-323-2TB + Panasonic 42G20
Hi, I added the suggested symlinks in my fun_plug script and now my settings are correctly saved but everytime I reboot my NAS TMS 5.1.3 reset my db and rescan all my media folders... why? Moreover I noticed the trial expiration time reset as well and I still have 30 days left. I think something cannot be written but what? Any idea? Thanks for help!

PS: I'm using TMS 5.1.3 on D-Link DNS-323 (firmware 1.08)

PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:11 pm 

Joined: Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:25 am
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AV Hardware: TwonkyMediaSever on Windows 7 PC serving a WDTV Live media player via a Netgear WNDR3700 Router.
I found the same problem with build 4.4.18 on my DNS-323 after resetting the DNS-323 to default settings.
The telnet commands required to allow changes (such as a changed rescan time) to be saved to .ini file were:

ls -l /mnt/HD_a2/twonky/twonkyvision-mediaserver.ini
chmod 777 /mnt/HD_a2/twonky/twonkyvision-mediaserver.ini

where twonkyvision-mediaserver.ini is located on the DNS 323 at windows location \\DLINK_NAS\Volume_1\twonky\twonkyvision-mediaserver.ini.

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