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Part 3 - Installing Plex, Rclone and Plexdrive

You have installed all upgrades and made the VPS your own in Part 2 - Updating the VPS.

Now is probably the moment you usually install Plex, Rclone and Plexdrive as covered in part 3 and part 4 of the first tutorial. This too can be automated without any input from you after you have set your Plex preferences.

Creating the script

Open Notepad++ on your local computer and create a new (empty) file. Make sure you change the bottom bar to show "Unix (LF)".

Paste the following into your file:


# Install Plex

cd ~
bash -c "$(wget -qO -"

# Install Rclone

cd /tmp
curl -O
cd rclone-*-linux-amd64
sudo cp rclone /usr/sbin/
sudo chown root:root /usr/sbin/rclone
sudo chmod 755 /usr/sbin/rclone
sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/share/man/man1
sudo cp rclone.1 /usr/local/share/man/man1/
sudo mandb
cd ..
sudo rm -f
sudo rm -r rclone-*-linux-amd64
cd ~

# Install Plexdrive

cd /tmp
sudo mv plexdrive-linux-amd64 plexdrive
sudo mv plexdrive /usr/local/bin/
sudo chown root:root /usr/local/bin/plexdrive
sudo chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/plexdrive
cd ~

# Install PlexPy

cd /opt/
sudo git clone

# Cleaning up

sudo rm /tmp/install-plex
cd ~

# End message

echo ""
echo "================================================="
echo " You can now proceed with restoring your scripts "
echo "================================================="
echo ""

# To run this file copy the line below without the # and paste in PuTTY

# sudo wget -O /tmp/install-apps && sudo chmod +x /tmp/install-apps && /tmp/install-apps

Save this file with an appropriate name, upload to Dropbox and copy the link as you did with the first script. There will be four scripts in total:

You can pick whatever file names work best for you though!

Running the script

To run this script, select the entire last line without the red part and without the # and copy this to the clipboard.

Then log into PuTTY with your own username and right-click to paste the script.

Here is an explanation of what this script will do:

  • Plex will be installed and configured (this will require your input).
  • Rclone will be installed.
  • Plexdrive will be installed.
  • Tautulli (PlexPy) will be installed as well.

Feel free to add other programs you wish to install with one click - after all, this is your configuration!

Now that Plex, Rclone and Plexdrive are all installed in "vanilla" status, you can now forward to Part 4 - Part 4 - Restoring Rclone and Plexdrive configuration where we'll get really personal.