22nd February 2009 at 10:25 pm #2737
I bought a ReadyNAS Duo for backup, but like to try the FireFly functionality as well.
I configured the NAS however to be a mirror of the drive in my PC.
At startup a robocopy script on my PC, will make the ReadyNAS look exactly like my D: drive , so
1) delete files on the NAS I deleted on my PC and
2) add new files and
3) overwrite files I changed on my PC
(So the D-drive in my PC is exactly the same as both disk 1 and disk 2 in the ReadyNAS)
I copy everything to
Now I would like Firefly to stream all content in \MyReadyNASBackupMP3
BUT I dont want any FireFly data in that directory (since the scripts running on my PC would delete these files becuase they mirror my D drive)
Is this possible ??
BTW I know I could configure robocopy not to make a mirror but synchronise both ways but I dont want that.. all masterdata is on my PC.
I dont want to run firefly on my PC because my PC is not always on, but my NAS is…
Maarten23rd February 2009 at 8:24 am #17988
Yes it is possible. All firefly does with your music is scan and index into a sqlite database.
When the music changes, triggering a rescan on the adminpage should be sufficient to update the database with new music.23rd February 2009 at 9:26 am #17989
And the database is hidden away on the OS section of the hard drive23rd February 2009 at 9:34 am #17987
trying to configure it…
not managing yet, i get error:
when entering the MP3 directory
surfing around I think this might be a security issue, the FireFlyuser not able to access this directory…16th July 2009 at 5:06 pm #17990
This is interesting. From what I have gathered so far it appears that Firefly does not use XML files at all for its playlists. Is this a correct statement?
I was hoping to use the Firefly server running on my ReadyNAS to generate my library.xml files that could then be imported into Squeezecenter running on the same box.
I may have to generate the XML file with iTunes and then export to the NAS. Any thoughts?17th July 2009 at 8:14 am #17991
Yes that is correct.
Firelfy can read .xml & .m3u files but it does not create them.
All playlists are stored in Firefly’s database.
The db is named songs.db (sqlite) or songs3.db (sqlite3)
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