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What I do to manage my library with iTunes and still share it for devices that I might listen to when my laptop lid is closed (roku soundbridge, etc), is to manage my master library from iTunes on my laptop and synchronize it to my server. That way it acts as both my backup and my centralized music server. I use rsync for that, but one could as easily use Unison on a windows machine, or whatever else works.
Interesting… So you’re saying you actually do all your management and editing in iTunes, and then rsync deals with copying it to the main Firefly server… Sounds like a nice idea!
Is rsync clever enough to just backup the changes rather than just create an entire new copy?