[Digikam-users] Digikam and NAS don't like each other

Gys van Zyl gysvanzyl at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 06:24:56 GMT 2009

Hi Tim,

The workaround in the link you provided also did not work for me, as the
file system does not support symbolic links.  I store my photos on a windows
machine that I mount through fstab in the same way you described.  All I did
was to create a symbolic link to the mounted folder where the photos are in
the folder where the digikam database is.

The digikam database needs to be on your local machine (say ~/Pictures).  In
that same location I then create a symbolic link to the folder on the
mounted filesystem where the photo files are stored.  When digikam next
opens, it will have a new album that has the same name as your symbolic
link, with sub-albums according to the folder structure on your shared

I've used it this way until I recented upgraded to the new version, I hope
this can work for you too.


On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 9:08 AM, Oliver Dörr <oliver at doerr-privat.de> wrote:

> Hi Tim,
> i'm not sure how you have formatted your NAS, but i think it is either
> VFAT does not support any sort of links. NTFS do, but this function is
> very deep hidden in the filesystem and not available via command line
> (as far as i know). So even if your NAS support this, you need
> additional support by through cifs, if you plan this.
> I'm not sure if there is one...
> So this is an explanation for what you see. Sadly i don't know a
> work-around for that at the moment.
> Any other ?
> Oliver
> Tim schrieb:
> > I am trying to move my digikam album over to a nas drive. The nas is
> monuted via
> > fstab with the line
> >
> > // /media/openshare cifs
> guest,uid=1000,gid=100,rw,noauto
> > 0 0
> >
> > Now I know there is a bug in digikam where it can not set the lock file
> in
> > sqllite
> >
> > http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-bugs-dist&m=117536777106366&w=2
> >
> > Now I have tried the work around but I am unable to make the symlink as
> > instructed and I am lead to believe that this is because I can't make a
> symlink
> > to a cifs file system??
> >
> > Is there any other alternative way to get digikam albums to run from my
> nas??
> >
> > I am using digikam .0.9.5 beta3
> >
> > Tim
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