[Digikam-users] Re: Changing Digikam environment
mnaugendre at gmail.com
Sun Nov 21 19:46:31 GMT 2010
In fact, I didn't MOVE the directory, just COPY it.
So, as for now, I still have the original one on the HDD of one machine. And
the copy on the external drive, so I can use it on the other machine. And I
intend to check everything is OK before erasing the original.
Thanks for your answer, anyway.
2010/11/21 Martin (KDE) <kde at fahrendorf.de>
> Am Freitag, 19. November 2010 schrieb Marie-Noëlle Augendre:
> > 2010/10/24 Martin (KDE) <kde at fahrendorf.de>
> > > > Additionally, as I will have two different computers with the
> > > > same distribution, can I move my images and database to an
> > > > external drive so I can use it with either computer?
> > >
> > > Yes this is possible. I have all my photos on a server (access
> > > via NFS) and the user based digikam files are stored on the
> > > fileserver as well but are restored at every login to the local
> > > computer and copied back to the server if I logout. Once I
> > > accessed all my data via NFS, but I was told not to do so, as
> > > database files may get corrupted if NFS has a little failure.
> > >
> > > So, for your external drive you can configure your digikam to
> > > store the database to the external drive side by side with the
> > > photos. But digikam will not work, if the external hard disk is
> > > not attached. If you want/have to share your photos with others
> > > (like family members) it may be a good idea to setup a small
> > > server for sharing not only photos.
> > >
> > > Martin
> > >
> > > > Thanks for answers,
> > > > Marie-Noëlle
> > >
> > > Just checking before making mistakes ...
> > In order to transfer my images and database from the internal drive
> > to an external one, is it OK if I:
> > - first, move my whole /home/mine/Images/ folder (that includes
> > the pictures and the database apparently) using my usual file
> > manager - then, open Digikam and change the configuration so it
> > looks for the new drive path
> > ... unless Digikam will 'protest' that it cannot find the old
> > database?
> I am not sure about this. It is worth a try. But just in case, make a
> backup copy of your database file.
> > Thanks for advice,
> > Marie-Noëlle
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