From slimdevices knowledgebase, Answer No. 5969:
"If you have a very large music library, it can take a long time to scan and possibly use up a lot of memory. There are a couple of tricks you can use to optimize this process though. Try disabling Library Statistics and Album Artwork in Server Settings -> Performance. On that same Performance page, you could also try setting the server to cache the database to disk instead of memory (the "Database Temporary File Tuning" option)."
What happened to "Disable Album Artwork"? What happened to "Database Temporary File Tuning"? I found Library Statistics ok, but only an option for resizing graphics, not skipping them completely.
I accepted the SC7 download when I started up this morning. I am now on my third full rescan of the day (they take about 5 hours apiece), since
a) the installer trashed my old Settings.
b) one of the settings that got trashed was "Don't Use iTunes." So I immediately start out wasting time scanning a directory that hasn't been used in 12 months.
c) the settings that got trashed were scattered across multiple panels. Unfortunately somebody had the great idea that, rather than saving a setting telling SC to "do this the next time I start a scan", it *starts a new scan immediately*, so my library gets dumped and rebuilt from scratch when I turn off iTunes (still uselessly scanning My Documents), then again immediately upon changing the directory, then again after I discover that I've lost "Articles to ignore while sorting" (including 2/3 of the English ones) and "Group Compilation Albums Together". I'd have been willing to wait for those till the next time i *wanted* to rescan, if I had been given a bloody *choice*.
If I'm going to have to rescan *again* in the near future I'd like at least, *at least*, to have the scan run in 3:45 instead of 4:55. Help?
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2008-03-15, 22:39 #1
- Join Date
- Mar 2008
- San Francisco
What happened to performance options?