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    transferring to new machine

    Hi guys,

    For ages I've been meaning to move from windows to Linux, but I've been putting it off as re-setting up everything from scratch (plugins, settings, sync timings etc) all seems a bit of a hassle.

    Does anyone know of an easy way to transfer a LMS setup to an new machine without having to manually do the lot again? Is there a way to export and re-import?

    Thanks.

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    transferring to new machine

    > Does anyone know of an easy way to transfer a LMS setup to an new
    > machine without having to manually do the lot again? Is there a way to
    > export and re-import?


    There's no tool I'm aware of. But you can copy the configuration to a
    certain degree: it's all in the prefs folder (see Settings/Information)
    and its plugin sub-folder. You'll just have to make sure to get rid of
    all paths in those files, and the server_uuid in server.prefs.

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    Michael

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    Thanks Michael! That should help a lot.

    Autumn is here in NZ now so this should be a good rainy day project.

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    > But you can copy the configuration to a certain degree:
    > it's all in the prefs folder (see Settings/Information) and its plugin
    > sub-folder. You'll just have to make sure to get rid of all paths in
    > those files, and the server_uuid in server.prefs.


    I had to replace the HDD on which LMS was installed (Synology DiskStation) but was able to save the SqueezeCenter folder containing the prefs folder. I had to reinstall LMS, too. What exactly do I have to remove or replace in server.prefs? When I compare the new server.prefs to the old one, I find two entries containing the text "server_uuid": _ts_server_uuid and server_uuid. Should I delete these entries in old server.prefs or replace them with the values from the newer server.prefs before copying it (and the plugin folder) to the new HDD?

    And what does "get rid of all paths" mean? Just deleting all entries that contain a path or changing these entries so that the paths point to the new locations?
    Carsten

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    > remove or replace in -server.prefs-? When I compare the new
    > -server.prefs- to the old one, I find two entries containing the text
    > "server_uuid": *_ts_server_uuid* and *server_uuid*. Should I delete
    > these entries in old -server.prefs- or replace them with the values from
    > the newer -server.prefs- before copying it (and the plugin folder) to
    > the new HDD?


    Remove these values from the server.prefs you copied from old to new.
    Leave the old alone.

    > And what does "get rid of all paths" mean? Just deleting all entries
    > that contain a path or changing these entries so that the paths point to
    > the new locations?


    There are settings pointing to eg. music file locations. They might have
    changed on the new system. Make sure you set everything up to work in
    the new environment.

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    > Remove these values from the server.prefs you copied from old to new.
    > Leave the old alone.


    So I removed the whole lines that began with _ts_server_uuid and server_uuid, stopped LMS, copied the changed server.prefs to the server and started LMS again.

    It looks more or less good. What I discovered: In the old server.prefs, the value that _ts_server_uuid has (145...123) shows up more than 70 times. In the new server.prefs, the new value of _ts_server_uuid (157...773) shows up only once. Is this correct?
    Carsten

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