[Digikam-users] Re: Help. My wife demands access to our images. (Windows, network access, multi user ALSO NAS)

JD Rogers rogersjd at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 21:15:21 GMT 2010

On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 1:33 PM, Linuxguy123 <linuxguy123 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 2010-12-10 at 19:49 +0100, jdd wrote:
> > Le 10/12/2010 19:39, JD Rogers a écrit :
> >
> > > That was what I was thinking would be the advantage of the db on the
> > > drive rather than local, but hopefully someone else weighs in with
> > > actually experience on the pros and cons of doing that.
> >
> > with the database on the removable medium, you can edit the collection
> > on whatever computer you want (I do this)
> Does this/ would this now work on networked storage now that MySQL is
> used ?   The reason I ask is that earlier versions of DK did not allow
> the db to be placed on a remote drive.  Has that changed ?
Yep. I don't remember when, but when I switched to a removable drive, it
gave me the option of specifying the db location, and I rejoiced.

> Here is what I am thinking... DK is about as good as anything for her
> tagging and rating purposes.  I'll install the images (in their
> heirarchy) on the NAS storage device and place the db in the root
> picture dir.
> I'll have DK 1.6 installed on my Linux machine, set up to access the db
> on the NAS device.
> I'll set her machine up with the Windows version of DK.
Seems completely reasonable. The only problem might be variations in the win
vs linux version of DK and the database format. I would (a) test it out
briefly on a copied test dir and make sure there aren't any obvious errors
opening and changing tags/ratings/etc between the two, and (b) set DK to
store as much as possible in the metadata. It takes much longer to load and
move between images, but you don't loose much if the db is lost or
corrupted, since DK can just rebuild from the images.

Of course, I say all that with *very* limited experience, so take it all
with a huge grain of salt, but what you describe is pretty close to how I
had *planned* to do it.

> ?????
> LG
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