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Settings.json in transmission not saving

Chrisrehn

Newbie
Joined
Mar 16, 2018
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like the topic says..

when i configure "Settings.json" in transmission when i restart the jail it reset back to default..
tryed to google it and a lot of people is getting the same issue but can't find an answer
even if you stop the jail and try to configure it. The jail starts up right away.
Anyone who have any tricks?

"I am using IOCAGE"

best regards!
chris
 

INCSlayer

FreeNAS Experienced
Joined
Apr 4, 2015
Messages
193
you need to shutdown Transmission in the jail before changing the settings in settings.json or the running settings will overwrite.
 

Chrisrehn

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Mar 16, 2018
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yeah i did the "iocage stop transmission" but when i try to modify the settings.json it autostart before i have configure the settings.json (I'm a noob)
 

Chrisrehn

Newbie
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Mar 16, 2018
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so i just fixed this by edit rc.conf file and put in (transmission_download_dir="/what/download/folder/you/want") (thumbs up)
 

Celena

FreeNAS Aware
Joined
Dec 6, 2016
Messages
13
if you edit the file "Settings.json" restarting the jail doesn't work because when transmission stop it write this actual settings inside.
the best way to edit is to reload the setting; to do it :
- edit the file "Settings.json"
- run : iocage exec transmission service transmission reload
after that the file is reloaded properly and saved in transmission daemon without stop it
 

Chrisrehn

Newbie
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Mar 16, 2018
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if you edit the file "Settings.json" restarting the jail doesn't work because when transmission stop it write this actual settings inside.
the best way to edit is to reload the setting; to do it :
- edit the file "Settings.json"
- run : iocage exec transmission service transmission reload
after that the file is reloaded properly and saved in transmission daemon without stop it
Thnx! This made it much easier
 

appliance

Newbie
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Nov 6, 2019
Messages
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omg this one is resistant.. needs /etc/rc.conf change.. modified settings.json file 100 times and also needed to change download dir during the downloads, all gone. wonder why almost any tiny modification requires going through hell.
 
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