Plex Media Server stores most information it maintains in SQLite databases on the server. Sometimes, it may be helpful to download the databases to a local machine. The Plex API provides this URL command to download the Plex databases in a zip file.
GET http://[IP address]:32400/diagnostics/databases/?X-Plex-Token=[PlexToken]
|IP address||The IP address of the Plex Media server.|
|PlexToken||The temporary authentication Plex token.|
|200||Success - The request was successful.|
|401||Unauthorized - The Plex token provided was not valid.|
When run from a Web browser, this command will download the Plex databases in a zip file to the local system. The size of the download depends on how many items have been added to Plex.
Download a compressed copy of the Plex database from the Plex Media Server located at the IP address of 192.168.1.4: