[Digikam-users] Re: Albums on USB and the database

Bartek Pietrasiak pietras.sp at gmail.com
Thu Dec 23 12:12:02 GMT 2010

I keep the db and the collection on external usb drive and it works fine.
I think that you can select some other dir on your external drive as a
"Collections on removable media" and move all pictures there.


2010/12/20 Graham Dicker <graham.dicker at antecor.com>

> I am using Digikam 0.10.0 on SUSE 11.1 with albums on an external USB drive
> and the database on the internal hard drive. If I forget to turn the USB
> drive
> on before running Digikam then it removes all the captions and probably
> other
> things from the database and I have to restore the database from backup. I
> don't want to store the captions in the photo files. Is there a sensible
> way
> to deal with this problem? Should I store the database on the USB drive as
> well? Or maybe there's a way to move the collection from "Local
> Collections"
> to "Collections on removable media" and if so would that solve the problem?
> Or
> something else?
> Thanks in advance
> Graham Dicker
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