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    Switching between two LMS instances on the same network

    I have two LMS 7.9 servers on the same network (one running on Windows, the other on Linux). I'd like the Linux server to act as a backup/failover for the Windows server. I have a bunch of clients:
    - 2 Squeezebox Booms
    - 1 Squeezebox Classic
    - 1 Squeezeplay PC player
    - 2 Squeezeplayer Android players

    My question is: what do I need to do to switch a player from one LMS server instance to the other?

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    On my Squeezebox server (PC) the player appears here

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    Click on that dropdown and you be able to all players and which Server they are connected

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    You can move players to servers as required there

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    I see my players in that list, but can't see how to move them to a different server:
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    Quote Originally Posted by itm View Post
    I have two LMS 7.9 servers on the same network (one running on Windows, the other on Linux). I'd like the Linux server to act as a backup/failover for the Windows server. I have a bunch of clients:
    - 2 Squeezebox Booms
    - 1 Squeezebox Classic
    - 1 Squeezeplay PC player
    - 2 Squeezeplayer Android players

    My question is: what do I need to do to switch a player from one LMS server instance to the other?
    Depends on the player.

    The Booms and Classic, press and hold the left rocker button till it bumps, then scroll to the server you wish to connect to.

    The PC Squeezeplay player, Select My Music > Switch Library >

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    Not sure about you Android players, depends on the app.

    In all cases if both servers are running you can pull a player from one LMS instance to another using the web UI.

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    Study/Server - LMS 7.9.2 - Pi3B+/pCP 3.5.0/pi screen/HiFiBerry DAC+/jivelite, 25K library and playlists on WDMyCloud, LMS cache on a USB stick (formatted ntfs).
    Lounge - Pi2/pCP 3.5.0 > HiFiBerry DIGI+ > AudioEngine DAC1 > AVI DM5
    Dining Room - Pi3B/pCP 3.5.0 > HiFiBerry AMP+/retro radio
    Garage - Pi3B/Pi screen/HiFiBerry DAC+/pCP 3.5.0 > Edifier R980T
    In car - RPi3B/pCP in AP mode > HiFiBerry DAC+ > car's audio (files on a 2TB USB drive)
    Spares - 1xTouch, 1xSB3, 1xRadio, 1xBoom

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    Many thanks for that. I've just realised that I don't see anything below the line in my dropdown list of players because my 2nd LMS server doesn't yet have any players linked to it!

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