Watch folder not picking up torrents in Transmission 2.93-13 on NAS

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nononolimits
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Watch folder not picking up torrents in Transmission 2.93-13 on NAS

Post by nononolimits » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:07 am

Hi,

I have a Synology NAS with Transmission running onto it.
I've been using this for a long time, I had a watch folder set up picking up new torrent files automatically.
But, since upgrading to Transmission 2.93-13, when I now drop files in my watch folder, nothing happens.

Anyone else has this issue, or knows how to solve this?

When I look at usr/local/transmission/var/settings.json I have:

"watch-dir": "/volume1/homes/fred/torrents",
"watch-dir-enabled": true

I haven't changed anything to my settings at all.

Thanks in advance,
Fred

nononolimits
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Re: Watch folder not picking up torrents in Transmission 2.93-13 on NAS

Post by nononolimits » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:18 am

Ah, ok, just checked my logs:

watchdir Failed to open directory "/volume1/homes/fred/torrents" (13): Permission denied (watchdir.c:354)

How do I set up correct permissions?

nononolimits
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Re: Watch folder not picking up torrents in Transmission 2.93-13 on NAS

Post by nononolimits » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:35 am

And found solution myself.
I added user "sc-transmission" to that watchdir folder and gave it full access.
I can see that a "sc-download" user existed for that folder too, so I guess transmission developers changed sc-download to sc-transmission in latest version?

sethfeinberg
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Re: Watch folder not picking up torrents in Transmission 2.93-13 on NAS

Post by sethfeinberg » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:05 pm

@nononolimits

I'm having what I believe is the same issue. At first it was manifesting itself as my WebUI not allowing me access. I had previously had rpc-authorization-enabled set to false, and only changing that to true (and needing a username and password) allowed me to see the torrents that were in there. But it won't add any torrents I add to the watched dir. All the transmission folders (and files in @appstore/transmission) have the ownership sc-transmission:transmission already. chowning the new torrents added to the watch folder don't get them added either. You figure anything further in the last month?

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