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gruntwolla
2011-09-14, 04:46
Hi folks,
I recently got myself a Sheevaplug, and am currently using that with an external hd as a server for all my squeezebox needs. Very happy!

With that in mind, is anyone aware of a Windows (7) program that I can use to automatically update the external hd over the network with any new music I have downloaded/ripped. Something I can maybe configure to do this once a week or so.

Trev

castalla
2011-09-14, 06:10
Have a look at http://allwaysync.com/

If you can get the file permissions right then it works fine.

garym
2011-09-14, 06:41
Hi folks,
I recently got myself a Sheevaplug, and am currently using that with an external hd as a server for all my squeezebox needs. Very happy!

With that in mind, is anyone aware of a Windows (7) program that I can use to automatically update the external hd over the network with any new music I have downloaded/ripped. Something I can maybe configure to do this once a week or so.

Trev

Once sheevaplug is on your LAN, can you copy over your LAN to the HDD connected to sheevaplug.(from, say, your laptop with new music files on its harddrive)? (I understand you want to automate this, but I'm just asking about the normal manual copying over the LAN as I'm about to set up a squeezeplug....)

castalla
2011-09-14, 06:47
Try Allway Sync if you have a Win7 machine - works a treat. Saves having to remember what you may have changed on the original database.

gruntwolla
2011-09-14, 07:44
Once sheevaplug is on your LAN, can you copy over your LAN to the HDD connected to sheevaplug.(from, say, your laptop with new music files on its harddrive)? (I understand you want to automate this, but I'm just asking about the normal manual copying over the LAN as I'm about to set up a squeezeplug....)

I've only had the squeezeplug running for a couple of days, so although the Sheevaplug is visible on my LAN, to answer your question, no not yet! Until I do some research, I'll have to download new music onto my dektop as per normal, connect the external drive,copy the new files, reconnect the hdd to the plug, and rescan. Very laborious!

There are obviously easier ways to do this. I'll check out Castalla's replies and get back yo you,

Trev

gruntwolla
2011-09-14, 07:46
Try Allway Sync if you have a Win7 machine - works a treat. Saves having to remember what you may have changed on the original database.

Yup - my dektop runs on Win 7. I'll check it out and get back to you. Thanks,

Trev

pski
2011-09-14, 08:32
Yup - my dektop runs on Win 7. I'll check it out and get back to you. Thanks,

Trev

See also synctoy from Microsoft. The help includes info on how to schedule it to run automagically..

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alZmtbr
2011-09-14, 10:15
Perhaps I am confused?

What has Win7? The SheevaPlug or another PC, a DeskTop?

Anyways... If the sheevaplug has UBUNTU or soem other flavour of LINUX, then you will need SAMBA so that the music folder can be shared over the LAN. You can then 'map the folder' as a Drive on the windows machine. Once that is done, use whatever Sync software is you pleasure.

I use SyncToy to back up to an occasionally attached USB drive on the XP Pro PC from my music folder on a UBUNTU 11.04 shuttle PC.

Cheers!
Allan

cparker
2011-09-14, 14:22
Goodsync its not free but not expensive and is absolutely rock solid. You can set it up to run in idle time in the background when you arent logged on. etc Its the only program I've found that I trust enough for the job. Once setup, forget about it and it just does its thing and will send you an email status report after each sync. Their beta v9 looks really interesting as well with delta p2p copying but I've only used v8 so far.

gruntwolla
2011-09-15, 01:03
Interesting replies! Looks like first step is to install Samba on the Sheevaplug, then check out your various suggestions for software.

Thanks,

Trev

gruntwolla
2011-09-15, 01:51
Once sheevaplug is on your LAN, can you copy over your LAN to the HDD connected to sheevaplug.(from, say, your laptop with new music files on its harddrive)? (I understand you want to automate this, but I'm just asking about the normal manual copying over the LAN as I'm about to set up a squeezeplug....)

Hi Garym,
I can now copy music files from the dektop over the LAN to the external hdd attached to the sheevaplug. When I installed sbs onto the plug I didn't realise I should have installed Samba. That is now done,and it's just a case of drag and drop, and rescan for new music. Takes seconds! I will still check out the various recommendations for software to automate the process though. Here's one option http://www.2brightsparks.com/

If you have any problems with your plug, I thoroughly recommend truehl on the 3rd party plugins forum. He really is incredibly helpful.

Good luck with your Squeezeplug,
Trev
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gruntwolla
2011-09-16, 07:06
Thank you for all your replies. Squeezeplug now controlling all my squeezebox needs. I downloaded Allway Sync, which now automatically detects any new music files, and copies them over the network to the external hdd attached to the plug. Still got to manually rescan for new music on the server though!

w3wilkes
2011-09-16, 09:57
Should be able to set SBS to do a daily scheduled scan. Go to WebUI Settings -> Advanced tab -> Rescan Music Library in drop down. Then you can turn on the scan timer, pick a time and select what type scan you want.

vrette
2011-09-16, 16:35
+2 for Synctoy 2.1. I have set it up with the task scheduler to automatically copy the files over in the evening and such. I've also used (and paid for) Allway Sync, but prefer Synctoy for its simplicity (setting up rules in Allway Sync can be a pain). Best of all, Synctoy is free.

Another program to consider is Limagito. It is only free for one "rule" but that is all you really need.

http://www.limagito.com/

gruntwolla
2011-09-17, 03:32
Should be able to set SBS to do a daily scheduled scan. Go to WebUI Settings -> Advanced tab -> Rescan Music Library in drop down. Then you can turn on the scan timer, pick a time and select what type scan you want.

Excellent. Thank you

mr-b
2011-09-22, 03:32
Just a word of caution re: SyncToy - there's a clue from the name. It is just a free tool provided by MS and support is not guaranteed.
I trialled it and found that it had a 255 character path+file length limit (which is quite easy to hit with a typical music library folder scheme).

http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/uk-UA/synctoy/thread/190980a7-5428-4b96-a016-53b7cb82bc4b

I'd recommend using robocopy (Windows utility) if you are OK with command-line tools, since this has had most of the bugs ironed out and it doesn't have the path length issue.

bobkoure
2011-09-30, 14:56
Another vote for robocopy. I use it for a lot of mission-critical stuff as it's been rock solid.
It's a command-line app. If you don't like command line apps, there's a GUI around for it (also free).
One nice thing about command line apps is that they are very easy to put in the scheduler.

pski
2011-10-01, 16:05
Another vote for robocopy. I use it for a lot of mission-critical stuff as it's been rock solid.
It's a command-line app. If you don't like command line apps, there's a GUI around for it (also free).
One nice thing about command line apps is that they are very easy to put in the scheduler.

Especially if you can copy/paste, eh?

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