[Digikam-users] Which collection option for NFS automounts?

Manuel Bock mbs at mbsnet.de
Sun Mar 3 14:24:11 GMT 2013

Hi Jonathan,

running a relatively similiar setup, I would recommend adding that directory 
as a network share. As far as I understood, digikam is otherwise handling the 
pictures in that subfolder as have been deleted outside of dk if the share 
isn't mounted and it will start removing the corresponding database enties on 
the next folder scan.

You could deactivate the automatic scan at startup, but still ...


Am Samstag, 2. März 2013, 16:08:41 schrieb Jonathan Marten:
> Hello all,
> After having reorganised my home network I'm planning to set up digiKam to
> index and tag everything from scratch, since I did some experimenting but no
> serious work with my old setup.  I'm planning to have some collections
> served from an NFS server via automounts, i.e. accessing "/shares/photos"
> automatically mounts server:/export/photos at that path.
> My question is: in this case, is there any difference between entering this
> path as either a "Local Collection" or a "Collection on Network Shares" in
> digiKam?  The path would be the same in both cases.  There is some
> possibility that the network share may not be accessible if the server were
> to go down, but assuming that this does not happen, is there any practical
> difference between the two options?  If there is, which one would it be
> best to use?
> I know that the database has problems being on an NFS share, so will ensure
> that this is on a local path.
> Any advice will be appreciated!

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