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itm
2012-10-26, 11:43
I have decided to revert to an older version of Squeezecentre Server, as the latest LMS release is frequently crashing on my Window 2008 Server. I need to find an older, stable version that supports the use of more than one Music folder (on separate network shares). I've tried 7.2, 7.3.4 and 7.5.4 and all three only support a single music folder. I tried creating a local folder, containing shortcuts to the various network shares, but when I run a scan it doesn't find anything.
Can anyone direct me to an older, stable release that supports multiple music folders?

erland
2012-10-26, 11:55
I have decided to revert to an older version of Squeezecentre Server, as the latest LMS release is frequently crashing on my Window 2008 Server. I need to find an older, stable version that supports the use of more than one Music folder (on separate network shares). I've tried 7.2, 7.3.4 and 7.5.4 and all three only support a single music folder. I tried creating a local folder, containing shortcuts to the various network shares, but when I run a scan it doesn't find anything.
Can anyone direct me to an older, stable release that supports multiple music folders?

I believe support for multiple folders was added in the 7.7 release

itm
2012-10-26, 12:12
Oh that's a shame as I remember 7.7.1 being pretty unstable on my server as well. I'm sure there were earlier releases which were able to handle folders which simply contained shortcuts to network shares. Or maybe there was another trick to getting this to work. Does anyone know/remember??

garym
2012-10-26, 12:39
Have you tried 7.7.2 (regular windows install rather than windows server version). Not sure but seems with some versions of windows server this is needed.

7.7.2 has been extremely stable for me on win 7 machine and Linux machine.

itm
2012-10-26, 12:51
Have you tried 7.7.2 (regular windows install rather than windows server version). Not sure but seems with some versions of windows server this is needed.

7.7.2 has been extremely stable for me on win 7 machine and Linux machine.

Yes it's v7.7.2 that's been unstable for me. I miss the reliability and the search performance of the older versions, but I can't work out how to get the scan to recognise files in shortcuts to network shares

aubuti
2012-10-26, 14:14
How are you specifying the shortcuts, and what OS / type of share do you have running on the network shares?

itm
2012-10-26, 14:26
How are you specifying the shortcuts, and what OS / type of share do you have running on the network shares?

I'm creating the shortcuts from Windows Explorer - right click in the folder then "New Shortcut". One of the shares is on a NAS (Netgear NV+). The other is on a Windows 7 desktop.

aubuti
2012-10-27, 07:04
And then what do you put in the shortcut? The UNC path or a mapped drive letter?

itm
2012-10-27, 07:22
And then what do you put in the shortcut? The UNC path or a mapped drive letter?

I browse to it through the Windows dialogue box

aubuti
2012-10-27, 08:11
Then it's probably putting in the mapped drive letter. Try typing in the UNC path instead, in the form of \\<servername>\<sharename> , where you insert the network name of your NAS or desktop in place of <servername> and the network name of the shared folder in place of <sharename>.

Oh, and be sure that the LMS user has read access to those shared folders. It's not enough for your username to have access. The LMS user is named either "squeezeboxserver" or "logitechmediaserver", I'm not sure on Windows.

Mnyb
2012-10-27, 14:44
Then it's probably putting in the mapped drive letter. Try typing in the UNC path instead, in the form of \\<servername>\<sharename> , where you insert the network name of your NAS or desktop in place of <servername> and the network name of the shared folder in place of <sharename>.

Oh, and be sure that the LMS user has read access to those shared folders. It's not enough for your username to have access. The LMS user is named either "squeezeboxserver" or "logitechmediaserver", I'm not sure on Windows.

In addition to this I would keep the folder with the windows shortcuts on the windows machine .