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Dan Goodinson
2005-08-05, 03:06
Is it actually possible to stop a scan of the music library once it is
in progress? Can't find any option to stop scan.

The reason is that I keep "accidentally" scanning when not ready. For
example - I transferred a new CD album across to the "Incoming" folder
on my file server today. Then I pressed the "Wipe Cache" button to pick
up the changes. Sadly, though, I am a bit stupid and the "Incoming"
folder is not monitored - I need to copy the CD album to my "Music"
folder before the rescan will find it. So now I've got to wait for the
scan to finish before I put the album in the right place. And then need
to rescan again.

It's only because I'm a bit of a muppet, but even so it would be handy
to be able to stop the scan if I wanted. Is it already possible?

(BTW - I normally use the rescan plugin to do a nightly scan of the
music library - but I just wanted to get this CD in there to play it
straight away).

Craig, James (IT)
2005-08-05, 05:42
You could just try killing SlimServer...

James
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Dan Goodinson
2005-08-05, 06:09
That definitely works, but is a bit messy.

It's a Win2k OS with SS installed as a service. If I try to stop the
service, it will invariably "fail to respond within a timely fashion"
and will remain at status "stopping". If I manually kill the process,
then I get problems trying to restart the service. More often than not
I'll need to reboot the server to get everything back.

It's certainly quicker to reboot the server than to rescan the music
library a couple of times, but it seems a bit excessive just to stop the
scan.

Not really a major problem, was just wondering if the functionality
already exists and I've not found it yet...

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Subject: RE: [slim] Option to stop scan of music library


You could just try killing SlimServer...

James
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Craig, James (IT)
2005-08-05, 06:13
No, I don't think there is such an option.
You can file an enhancement request on bugs.slimdevices.com - it seems
reasonable
(especially if one ever gets in the situation where a rescan takes all
day like some other posters!)

What happens if you kill SlimServer manually without trying to stop the
service?
Shouldn't Windows detect the service being down and automatically
restart it?

James
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Dan Goodinson
2005-08-05, 07:01
Ok - thanks.

Can't remember for definite, but I'm pretty sure that last time I tried
killing the process manually, this caused some upset. Either the
service status still said "Started" or the service failed to restart
properly (and I ended up rebooting).

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Craig, James
(IT)
Sent: 05 August 2005 14:13
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: RE: [slim] Option to stop scan of music library


No, I don't think there is such an option.
You can file an enhancement request on bugs.slimdevices.com - it seems
reasonable
(especially if one ever gets in the situation where a rescan takes all
day like some other posters!)

What happens if you kill SlimServer manually without trying to stop the
service? Shouldn't Windows detect the service being down and
automatically restart it?

James
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does not waive confidentiality or privilege, and use is prohibited.

JJZolx
2005-08-05, 07:35
I've been in the same boat and wished for a "Stop Scan" button as well.

Killing a busy service in Windows can definitely leave the service in an undesirable state - neither running nor stopped. It can be a pain to recover from, and often requires rebooting the machine.

Using Browse Music Folder is probably the smartest way to go when adding just one or two albums, although it's not as handy as doing a rescan. And if you're doing things like adding artwork or fixing tags on existing albums then doing a rescan is pretty much the only option.