QNAP - Transmission no longer unpacks/unrar files

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QNAP - Transmission no longer unpacks/unrar files

Post by Rikachu » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:20 pm

Hi everyone,

Been a recent lurker for general Transmission news, but had to reach out on this occasion due to a recent issue.

Hopefully this is the right place?

I’ve been using transmission to download for awhile now, and it’s been working fine and my zip/rar archives were unpacking upon download completing.

However, I’ve just upgraded from 3TB to 8TB storage and transferred my media across.

Now, when transmission completes a download... all I see is an empty folder (with the same name as torrent) with no contents extracted. Checking the transmission unpack logs, it just says “error unpacking xxyyzz”

Are there any troubleshooting steps I can try?

Recent events that may have affected it:
1) Updated QNAP firmware to build.... reverted back to an earlier 4.3.3 build.
2) Moved media from HDD in bay1 to HDD in bay2
3) Reverted back to Transmission 2.84

Any help much appreciated... please let me know if any additional info is needed. :?:

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Re: QNAP - Transmission no longer unpacks/unrar files

Post by mike.dld » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:35 am

Transmission neved had the functionality of unpacking archives built in. You're probably using a torrent completion script to achieve that, and thus need to either dig into it yourself or contact its author for assistance.

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