The Plex lives! I swear I should name him Lazarus at this point. LOL
After a much needed good night’s sleep, I sat down and uninstalled and reinstalled Plex Media Server, but only AFTER I had backed up the database backups and database directories to a drive on the network for safe keeping! I moved the server data to my USB stick (aka Internal Storage (user accessible storage location)). Then stopped the PMS service and copied over my database backups from June 20th (which were the earliest backups). Restarted the server and Plex started running!
All of my thumbnails/posters were blank. I’m not even sure I could have backed those up, but a forced metadata refresh slowly but surely filled them all in. I also lost my plugins, but I have those backed up on a separate drive and will reinstall them later this week.
Lesson learned: don’t touch shit when you’re hangry! LOL