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  1. #1
    Eric Goebelbecker
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    Multiple Drives on WIndows XP

    Hi,

    I'm running SlimServer 5.4.1 on Windows XP Pro SP2. I would like to be
    able to store music
    on more than one physical drive, but cannot get the server to scan the
    second one.

    I browsed the list archives and saw at least oe person being told to
    add a shortcut to the second drive on the first. Ive tried this to no
    avail.

    Has anyone gotten this to work?


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  2. #2
    Eric Goebelbecker
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    Multiple Drives on WIndows XP

    I have 2 separate fixed disks, each with about 120GB of FLACs.
    I will probably be adding more. They are/will bel on the same system.

    Creating a spanned volume is not really an option.

    Is there a specific reason why we cannot specify multiple music folders?


    On Thu, 30 Dec 2004 13:30:13 -0800 (PST), Dondi Fusco <dondi_ (AT) yahoo (DOT) com> wrote:
    > I am not sure how you are wanting to use multiple
    > drives.... but... you can add the first drive to the
    > music folder, save it as a playlist (something like
    > "ALL" and leave it as the current playlist) and then
    > switch your music folder to the second drive, and ADD
    > TO PLAYLIST, and your current playlist should have all
    > the music; then resave the playlist as ALL.
    >
    > Once you switch the MUSIC FOLDER, you lose search
    > capabilities on the old MUSIC FOLDER. Only the current
    > MUSIC FOLDER is searchable etc.
    >
    > Alternatively, depending on where your 'multiple
    > drives' are located, you can create a spanned volume
    > with WinXP if these drives are located on a single
    > machine, then you could have a single location for
    > your Music Folder
    >
    > -- Dondi
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  3. #3
    Jack Coates
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    Multiple Drives on WIndows XP

    Eric Goebelbecker wrote:
    > I have 2 separate fixed disks, each with about 120GB of FLACs.
    > I will probably be adding more. They are/will bel on the same system.
    >
    > Creating a spanned volume is not really an option.
    >
    > Is there a specific reason why we cannot specify multiple music folders?
    >


    because putting shortcuts into a master folder works fine. I expect the
    OP in this thread has permissions screwed up.

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  4. #4
    Eric Goebelbecker
    Guest

    Multiple Drives on WIndows XP

    Hmmmm.

    I moved the Master Folder to a location on C:\ (Which has no music)
    and placed shortcuts to E:\ and F:\ (which have all of the music so
    far) and reconfigured SlimServer. It now sees all of the music. I
    doubt it's perms since the only user account is mine, and I am an
    Administrator. (This system will be a dedicated media PC once I am
    done.)

    Do you know where the log messages are located? I see the msg() methd
    in the coide and if I could find where the messages go, I could
    probably figure this out.




    On Thu, 30 Dec 2004 13:55:46 -0800, Jack Coates <jack (AT) monkeynoodle (DOT) org> wrote:
    > Eric Goebelbecker wrote:
    > > I have 2 separate fixed disks, each with about 120GB of FLACs.
    > > I will probably be adding more. They are/will bel on the same system.
    > >
    > > Creating a spanned volume is not really an option.
    > >
    > > Is there a specific reason why we cannot specify multiple music folders?
    > >

    >
    > because putting shortcuts into a master folder works fine. I expect the
    > OP in this thread has permissions screwed up.
    >
    > --
    > Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
    > Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!
    >

  5. #5
    Eric Goebelbecker
    Guest

    Multiple Drives on WIndows XP

    Hmmmm.

    I moved the Master Folder to a location on C:\ (Which has no music)
    and placed shortcuts to E:\ and F:\ (which have all of the music so
    far) and reconfigured SlimServer. It now sees all of the music. I
    doubt it's perms since the only user account is mine, and I am an
    Administrator. (This system will be a dedicated media PC once I am
    done.)

    Do you know where the log messages are located? I see the msg() methd
    in the coide and if I could find where the messages go, I could
    probably figure this out.




    On Thu, 30 Dec 2004 13:55:46 -0800, Jack Coates <jack (AT) monkeynoodle (DOT) org> wrote:
    > Eric Goebelbecker wrote:
    > > I have 2 separate fixed disks, each with about 120GB of FLACs.
    > > I will probably be adding more. They are/will bel on the same system.
    > >
    > > Creating a spanned volume is not really an option.
    > >
    > > Is there a specific reason why we cannot specify multiple music folders?
    > >

    >
    > because putting shortcuts into a master folder works fine. I expect the
    > OP in this thread has permissions screwed up.
    >
    > --
    > Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
    > Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!
    >

  6. #6
    Jack Coates
    Guest

    Multiple Drives on WIndows XP

    Eric Goebelbecker wrote:
    > Hmmmm.
    >
    > I moved the Master Folder to a location on C:\ (Which has no music)
    > and placed shortcuts to E:\ and F:\ (which have all of the music so
    > far) and reconfigured SlimServer. It now sees all of the music. I
    > doubt it's perms since the only user account is mine, and I am an
    > Administrator. (This system will be a dedicated media PC once I am
    > done.)
    >


    If Slimserver is running as a service, it's not running as you -- that's
    the permissions that usually gets horked in Windows installs.

    > Do you know where the log messages are located? I see the msg() methd
    > in the coide and if I could find where the messages go, I could
    > probably figure this out.
    >


    I don't know, but search for slimserver.log. On Linux it's stored in /tmp.

    >
    >
    >
    > On Thu, 30 Dec 2004 13:55:46 -0800, Jack Coates <jack (AT) monkeynoodle (DOT) org> wrote:
    >
    >>Eric Goebelbecker wrote:
    >>
    >>>I have 2 separate fixed disks, each with about 120GB of FLACs.
    >>>I will probably be adding more. They are/will bel on the same system.
    >>>
    >>>Creating a spanned volume is not really an option.
    >>>
    >>>Is there a specific reason why we cannot specify multiple music folders?
    >>>

    >>
    >>because putting shortcuts into a master folder works fine. I expect the
    >>OP in this thread has permissions screwed up.
    >>
    >>--
    >>Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
    >>Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!
    >>

  7. #7
    T
    Guest

    Multiple Drives on WIndows XP

    You need to run slim-server in it's own account, otherwise there will be
    problems with shares.

    Tom

  8. #8
    Eric Goebelbecker
    Guest

    Multiple Drives on WIndows XP

    This was the problem. Thanks to both of the folks that pointed this out.

    I normally use Linux, but another app is forcing me to use Windows for this.

    Time to consider how important that other app is.....


    On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 08:38:01 +0100, T <st2_ (AT) ticino (DOT) com> wrote:
    > You need to run slim-server in it's own account, otherwise there will be
    > problems with shares.
    >
    > Tom
    >
    >

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