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

Jonathan Marten jjm2 at keelhaul.demon.co.uk
Tue Mar 19 15:39:26 GMT 2013

Thanks for your advice Manuel, I'll try this option.  I assume that there 
won't be any problems with things getting removed from the database on any 
scan (whether automatic or manual) if the network folder is actually online 
and accessible at the time.  Which I expect it to be, so it should work.

Best regards,

On Sunday 03 March 2013 15:24:11 Manuel Bock wrote:
> 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 ...
> regards
> Manuel
> 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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