[Digikam-users] Problem with new hard disk containing existing images

Stuart T Rogers stuart at stella-maris.org.uk
Sun Oct 9 18:10:44 BST 2011

Rinus I do see in some ways what you are saying but quite honestly since 
the disk is mounted at the same mount point within my user space as the 
old one I expected Digikam to just read the new one, find the database 
and the read the collections but it has actually read the new copy of 
the database and then updated all the collections to point to the old 
hard disk mount point which I do not believe should be correct operation.

So now I have the new copy of the database pointing to all the old 
copies of the photographs.

I expected it to read whatever the hard disk is mounted at that original 
mount point and get on with it, not to do what it has done and 
effectively corrupt the database with wrong pointers. It really should 
not care which hard disk is mounted but simply read the one which is.

This makes it very difficult to upgrade a hard disk to a larger one and 
makes far more work then should be necessary.


On 09/10/11 17:50, sleepless wrote:
> Hi Stuart T,
> If your new harddisk has the same name as the old one (let´s say
> ¨photo¨, one is mounted as ¨photo¨ and the other as ¨photo_¨, you can
> see that in /media if that is your mountpoint. So maybe digikam did the
> right thing, it depends on which one is mounted first. If only the new
> drive has been mounted, digikam starts saying that it found the
> collection but that the disk id has changed, and it can and will read
> your new drive.
> regards,
> Rinus
> Op 09-10-11 18:09, Stuart T Rogers schreef:
>> I am currently using Digikam 1.9 and today I installed a new hard disk
>> for all my photos. I copied everything over outside of Digikam and
>> then remounted the new hard disk in the same place as the old one was
>> which contained the collections. The database was copied to the new
>> hard disk as well. Just for the time being I also mounted the old hard
>> disk at a new mount point so I could copy over anything I'd forgotten.
>> On starting Digikam it promptly used the old hard disk at the new
>> mount point without being told. I dont understand why since the new
>> disk is mounted where the old one was. I use a complete hard disk for
>> photos by the way which is an ntfs partition as it is shared with a
>> dual boot XP install.
>> Surely Digikam should have gone to the new hard disk in the original
>> mount point!
>> Stuart
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