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Orb
2005-05-24, 10:32
Hi

I am having some trouble with some folders not showing.
I recently added a folder called 'Jazz' for example. Within that there are artist and album folders. The 'Jazz' folder refuses to show regardless of how many rescans.
I also have some folders that remain, though they were deleted weeks ago.

Currently running 6.0.0 (just downloading the latest).
Any ideas?

JJZolx
2005-05-24, 10:47
Hi

I am having some trouble with some folders not showing.
I recently added a folder called 'Jazz' for example. Within that there are artist and album folders. The 'Jazz' folder refuses to show regardless of how many rescans.
I also have some folders that remain, though they were deleted weeks ago.

Currently running 6.0.0 (just downloading the latest).
Any ideas?

Which "latest" are you downloading - 6.0.2 release, 6.0.3 nightly, or 6.1.0 nightly? Report back afterwards; lots of fixes have been made since 6.0.0, especially to the file scanning. I'd recommend dowing a 'wipe cache' after the new install, found on the Server Settings > Performance page in version 6.0.x. If you're installing version 6.1.x check the box above the Rescan button.
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Orb
2005-05-24, 17:03
Thanks
Downloaded 6.0.2, cleared the cache and all is well again :)

Dondi
2005-05-27, 09:33
Thanks
Downloaded 6.0.2, cleared the cache and all is well again :)

Orb, did you have to manually clear the cache and rescan???

I added ~2,500 new tunes to my Music folder last Sun nite (contained in a single folder) and I am still waiting for the automagic daily rescan to pick-up the new tunes. It hasnt as of yet... I havent manually done it mainly because I am just curious to see if the rescan thingy actually works.

I am using the May 24th version of 6.1 nightliies

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Orb
2005-05-28, 09:02
Yes Dondi I wiped the cashe and did a rescan manually.
I am doing this now whenever I add new music as the standard rescan seems a bit buggy to me.

bbobley@neh.gov
2005-05-29, 20:24
I'm a bit unclear on this. I'm not sure what is a bug and what is working correctly by design. Can someone confirm? If I add new music to my library, how is the Slimserver software *supposed* to work? Is it:

a) It is supposed to "notice" the new files automatically and add them.

or

b) It is supposed to only notice them after I run (or schedule) a re-scan

or

c) It is supposed to only notice after I do a "wipe cache?"

JJZolx
2005-05-29, 21:18
I'm a bit unclear on this. I'm not sure what is a bug and what is working correctly by design.

That's pretty much the common sentiment. :) There are quite a few bugs left in the whole library scanning behavior, but a lot of the issues are limitations that seem to be there by design.


Can someone confirm? If I add new music to my library, how is the Slimserver software *supposed* to work? Is it:

a) It is supposed to "notice" the new files automatically and add them.

or

b) It is supposed to only notice them after I run (or schedule) a re-scan

or

c) It is supposed to only notice after I do a "wipe cache?"

It will notice the new files in one of the following ways:

- You "browse" to the folder containing the files. SlimServer compares what it sees in the folder with data in the database. If it sees something new, then it adds the new tracks to the database. I believe browsing both through the player UI and the web interface will both do this.

- If you do a manual or scheduled rescan.

A 'wipe cache' is just a rescan where all of the old library data is first deleted. This is a good idea if you change information in tags, move files around, or if like many of us, you're running nightly betas. Eventually a standard rescan is supposed to get smart enough that it should remove data that's no longer valid (a file that's been deleted or moved, an artist tag that has been changed, etc.), but the current scanning can only be counted on to pick up new files.
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Dan Sully
2005-05-29, 23:37
* JJZolx shaped the electrons to say...

>That's pretty much the common sentiment. :) There are quite a few bugs
>left in the whole library scanning behavior, but a lot of the issues are
>limitations that seem to be there by design.

By design you mean legacy.

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