ATF and moving between different shares

Andreas Heinz andi at
Tue Nov 7 08:46:29 UTC 2006

Hi Rich,

ok so i will try a rescan. i just did a my /mp3s/ /storage/

afaik in this case mtimes aren't modified, right?

i hope i won't lose stats  with rescanning collection. luckily i have a 
db backup

thanks for your responses.

Rich wrote:
> Andreas Heinz wrote:
>> Hi Jeff,
>> then... i don't know. I dumped my backup from my old server into the new 
>> amarok db. configured amarok to use the new location /storage/mp3s/ and 
>> reentered db information. after that amarok could connect to db and told 
>> me that i would have to listen to "a few of my songs" to get stats.
>> this is why i asked if i have to do a rescan of the collection.
> yes, you have in this case.
> basically, dynamic collection should pick up changes like server share 
> mounted in another place (given that server name/ip and share path has 
> not changed) without a collection rescan, aft should pick up files moved 
> in some other ways, given that file itself (including tags) has not been 
> changed at the same time.
>> i even tried to trigger amarok via dcop to scan for collection changes. 
>> that didnt work either.
> i think that should have worked, but try "tools->rescan collection". 
> maybe some mtimes were not updated or who knows...
>> i think amarok just didnt realise that the position of mp3s changed.
>> any ideas?
>> bye
>> Andreas
> ...

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