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    imageproxy.db size

    I'm sure this has been asked before but my forum searches have found nothing...

    The size of imageproxy.db on my system was more than 5Gbytes and I discovered it's size grows when 'clear library and rescan everything' is used. Using the Windows 10 LMS Control Panel -> Advanced I ran 'Run Cleanup' to clear caches. This does as it says, clears caches, but also deselects all of my installed plugins. That's a real pain because I have to go through the process of reinstalling them again - luckily all the painstakingly set preferences are still active. The first full scan after clearing caches produces a 500Mbyte imageproxy.db file! Subsequent 'clear library and rescan everything' grows that file and it can become enourmous taking up a great deal of space on a small system HDD - a small SSD in my case.

    Is it safe to simply delete imageproxy.db then just do a 'clear library and rescan everything'?
    More convenient would be an LMS Control Panel -> Advanced option to just delete imageproxy.db.

    Any thoughts?
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    imageproxy.db size

    > painstakingly set preferences are still active. The first full scan
    > after clearing caches produces a 500Mbyte imageproxy.db file! Subsequent
    > 'clear library and rescan everything' grows that file and it can become


    Are you using the Music & Artist Information plugin? It does store
    copies of the artist pictures in there. How many tracks do you have?

    Would the file still grow beyond the GB? I did add a change a while back
    to keep the file under control. While it would still grow, it shouldn't
    grow infinitely as before. But this change actually required a manual
    deletion of the file to take effect.

    > Is it safe to simply delete imageproxy.db then just do a 'clear library
    > and rescan everything'?


    Yes, it's safe, but it will slow down certain activities, as pre-cached
    artwork might need to be re-built.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > painstakingly set preferences are still active. The first full scan
    > after clearing caches produces a 500Mbyte imageproxy.db file! Subsequent
    > 'clear library and rescan everything' grows that file and it can become


    Are you using the Music & Artist Information plugin? It does store
    copies of the artist pictures in there. How many tracks do you have?

    Would the file still grow beyond the GB? I did add a change a while back
    to keep the file under control. While it would still grow, it shouldn't
    grow infinitely as before. But this change actually required a manual
    deletion of the file to take effect.

    > Is it safe to simply delete imageproxy.db then just do a 'clear library
    > and rescan everything'?


    Yes, it's safe, but it will slow down certain activities, as pre-cached
    artwork might need to be re-built.

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    Michael
    Thank you Michael.

    Yes I do use the Music & Artist Information plugin and have about 35k tracks. Next time I see it happening I'll manually delete imageproxy.db do a full rescan and see what happens after that.

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    1 x iMac server running macos Hich Sierra
    WaveIO USB into Lavry DA-10 DAC
    Starfish Pre-amp : Based on NAIM NAC 72
    Heavily modified NAIM NAP 250 Power-amp
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    Babelfish's Best Boy mherger's Avatar
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    imageproxy.db size

    > Yes I do use the Music & Artist Information plugin and have about 35k
    > tracks. Next time I see it happening I'll manually delete imageproxy.db
    > do a full rescan and see what happens after that.


    I think under these circumstances the file's size is not unrealistic.
    Yet, it shouldn't grow infinitely.

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    Michael

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