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    access last LMS tracklist

    hi there,

    i'm trying to access some entries from the last database of songs before my last re-scan.

    i only really need to access the 'new music' list and a single playlist - is there any way to do this?

    i've had a quick look at the file system and can't see an obvious backup so am hoping that there's another way to do this.

    thanks in advance.

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    access last LMS tracklist

    > i'm trying to access some entries from the last database of songs before
    > my last re-scan.
    >
    > i only really need to access the 'new music' list and a single playlist
    > - is there any way to do this?


    Could you please try to describe in more detail what you're after? I
    don't understand what this is: LMS itself? some external application?

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    Hi there,

    Thanks for taking the time to reply. I am talking about the data that the internal LMS database generates - for example when I browse to the website for LMS I can access a list of "new music" which is the last n number of albums added to the LMS database. This information is updated after every scan.

    I would like to access the results from a previous scan - the results before the current results.

    I was hoping that the results of a scan might be held in a log file somewhere or held in an internal database that I can somehow access via sql.

    Hope this makes sense.

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    access last LMS tracklist

    > I would like to access the results from a previous scan - the results
    > before the current results.


    That's not possible. That list is rendered from the data stored in the
    database. Once you re-scan and that data is changed, the results will be
    updated accordingly. There's no history of data. You'd have manage
    versions yourself.

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    It is the date/time of the files that is used to indicate the New Music.
    In normal usage you would expect the most recently added to the file system to be the ones listed as new. But you can defeat this by modifying the dates of the files.

    Also ... you could increase the number of items listed as New to get an idea of what was new a while ago.
    Paul Webster
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    Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), KCRW, Supla Finland, ABC Australia, CBC/Radio-Canada and RTE Ireland

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrdo23 View Post
    hi there,

    i'm trying to access some entries from the last database of songs before my last re-scan.

    i only really need to access the 'new music' list and a single playlist - is there any way to do this?

    i've had a quick look at the file system and can't see an obvious backup so am hoping that there's another way to do this.

    thanks in advance.
    Unless you have added a lot of new music since the last scan the previous entries will just be further down the list. What exactly are you trying to do?

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    hi all,

    thanks very much for taking the time to respond.

    my issue was that the hard drive containing my music failed and i had to restore from a backup. the backup wasn't quite up to date so there are some recent files that are now missing.

    stupidly, i changed the location of the music on the new drive slightly which triggered an automatic re-scan before I could examine the 'new music' list which would have allowed me to identify the missing music.

    thanks again for your replies.

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