That said, some third party plugins have a max version of 7.9, so on first run they will flag as incompatible, and on second run they will be deleted. You may wish to (1) update plugins, and then (2) amend the install.xml file to change the maxversion from 7.9 to *
A. Cancel any ongoing media scans (LMS initiates a scan automatically when launched)
B. Click on the upgrade link which will take you to the LMS updates page. Here you should click on the “Click here for further information” which moves you onward to the information page which will give you a step by step guide on what to do. The important part there is the command including the correct path in order to do the upgrade. Make a copy of that command line for later use (store it in Notepad or somewhere else).
This command typically looks something like this:
sudo dpkg -i /srv/squeezebox/cache/updates/logitechmediaserver_7.9.0~1466175427_amd64.deb
Now, what you do not see, is that LMS downloads the deb package in the background, and because these packages can be rather large, you must not interrupt, close or stop LMS while it is still downloading. There is, regretfully, no easy way to tell when it is finished downloading except peeking into the container and looking at the content in the above given path. But if you know your internet connection speed fairly well, you have a rough idea how much time it takes to download approximately 50-100Mb (?). To be on the safe side, take a half hour nap before moving on. Your upgrade will fail if the download is not complete.
Then you need to SSH inside the container to get terminal access. Here is how:
Open the container status page for LMS in Container Station and copy the Container ID.
Use Putty (or whatever terminal emulator you like) and log into your NAS
Type: “docker exec -i -t bash” replacing with the ID you found.
Once inside the container, you should see something like: root@<name_of_your_NAS>:/#
Then type the command that you found in step B above: sudo dpkg -i /srv/squeezebox/cache/updates/logitechmediaserver_7.9.0~1466175427_amd64.deb
(replace the path and the package name with what you found)
Be patient. It takes a while to unpack, install and setup LMS. You will get the prompt back in the end.
Is it just a linux box with a front end? If so then probably, but I’d check with them first. It strikes me that they are selling a managed, packaged solution - if you wanted to load up beta software yourself then you’d be using a different solution really.
I neither own an Innuos nor have the slightest desire to try anything that involves typing “docker exec -i -t bash” but it was more thinking (in my shamelessly commercial way) that if Innuos does roll this out to their boxes, it’s going to extend the advantage they already enjoy over rivals.
That’s why you shouldn’t run it on a NAS, they tend to be rather underpowered unless you get a decent one, and you don’t have complete control over how stuff works on them. My LMS happily has uptime measured in weeks/months on a Pi 4, despite it running a lot of other stuff.
I reiterate. What works for a subset of people is of absolutely no appeal to many others. I frequently have to deal with Chord Electronics customers hours deep in Foobar plugins who, if they made any calculation of their hourly rate, should have just paid for software that came pre-configured. I don’t doubt you obtain reasonable results on a limited spend. Assuming that everyone would achieve the same results is- bluntly- stupid.
Thinking about it, it seems quite a good idea to run these things in Docker, you can have different servers (web servers, LMS, photo servers, Nextcloud, torrents etc) each with their own instance, and if you balls one up you can just kill it without breaking everything else, and reinstall the previous working iteration.
I’m planning on adding Nextcloud and an email server to my Pi, and I’m a bit concerned that if it goes down then I’ll lose my whole life. I might think about virtualising it a bit more…