[Digikam-users] Transferring image files and database to new hard drive

Robert Zeller robert.zeller at online.de
Tue Aug 31 17:30:24 BST 2010


I am using a 750 GB disk with an ext4 file system to store my pictures
and music files. Digikam works without any problems on the ext4
filesystem and speed seems to be ok.

Robert Zeller

On 08/31/2010 09:32 AM, Darren Kirby wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 12:16 AM, jag59 <jldeshpande at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Congratulations for the 1 TB HDD!
>> I think DK is a very reliable and easy to use application for this work.
>> Just reconfigure DK 'Database' and 'Collection' pointing to the new
>> locations.
>> I have successfully copied  my collection from  small partition to another
>> big partition,reconfigured DK as per new locations,confirmed it's
>> healthiness  and then deleted the old data on small partition.
>> At any time the 'datadase file' can be moved to much safer place/position
>> and it's new path to be given in the 'Database'tab so that DK starts with
>> usual time without rebuilding the database
> Thanks for the reply,
> It occurs to me I should probably explain a bit more about the
> structure of my files. The HDD for my images gets mounted directly on
> a directory called 'Pictures' in the top level of my ~user directory.
> At the top level of 'Pictures' lives the digikam4.db file, a few blank
> model/property release documents and other assorted docs relating to
> photography, and two directories, one called 'Film' and one called
> 'Digital' that serve as the root directories of my 2 digikam
> collections. The absolute paths of these whilst mounted would be:
> /home/bulliver/Pictures/Digital
> /home/bulliver/Pictures/Film
> Now I was thinking I could get away without touching digikam's
> settings at all, as after I have copied the files and mounted the new
> disc they will all live at exactly the same absolute paths as before.
> It is my understanding that a program such as digikam should have no
> knowledge of the underlying file system and disc structure at
> all...and thus would 'just work' at first start after moving the
> files. Is this not correct?
>> Regarding file system,I am not the authorized person.Till I get 1 TB disk
>> like you,I am forced to continue with my photos on NTFS and their backup on
>> Ext3 having rw rights only for 'root' .
> You know, I have used ext3 because it is stable and rock-solid, but I
> am strongly considering trying ext4 for the first time to take
> advantage of it's purported speed improvements. Unless someone warns
> against, I think that is exactly what I will do. It will require a
> kernel recompile for me, so I will start this process tomorrow after
> some sleep!
>> -----
>> Jagdeesh Deshpande.
>> Registered Linux user #492893
> Thanks again Jagdeesh!
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