DigiKam and Dropbox

Philip Tuckey philtuckey at free.fr
Tue Oct 10 07:28:19 BST 2017

I share photos and sqlite database between a macos host and a linux virtual machine. This is similar to what you want to do, the files are local for each machine.

Just to get it working, you need to remember that you also have a configuration file which is stored elsewhere from the db and collections and which is specific to each machine. The location of the database is stored in this config file, so you need to set it appropriately on both machines. However the location of the picture collections is stored in the database, so you can't set it differently on the 2 machines. I set up links as needed so that the same path or paths work on both machines.

I'm careful to close dk in one os before opening it in the other. In your case you have to be careful that syncing has finished before using it on the other machine, good luck.

I could not work out how digikam decides it has to rescan the database. It does it every time I switch from one os to the other, even if I have not touched any files in the collections since closing digikam in the other os.


On 9 October 2017 03:37:57 CEST, Dennis Powless <claven123 at gmail.com> wrote:
>Agreed on both editing.
>Where do I store the database files, would there be a set of database
>files on the one computer and a another set of database files on the
>other computer.
>I guess I could point the program to the actual photos on each computer
>based their actual location.
>Sent from my iPhone
>> On Oct 8, 2017, at 9:33 PM, Andrey Goreev <aegoreev at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Probably the only proper way to share digikam database between 2
>computers is using mysql database but it is still status "experimental"
>for digikam.
>> As for the using Dropbox it might worth to give it a shot. Depending
>on the user case it might work. I don't think you will be able to edit
>the database from both machines at the same time though.
>> Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
>> -------- Original message --------
>> From: Dennis Powless <claven123 at gmail.com>
>> Date: 2017-10-08 5:10 PM (GMT-07:00)
>> To: digiKam - Home Manage your photographs as a professional with the
>power of open source <digikam-users at kde.org>
>> Subject: DigiKam and Dropbox
>> I'll ask a different way....
>> What is the best way to use DigiKam with dropbox on two different
>computers.  Both running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?
>> The photos are stored on a dropbox folder on each computer.
>> Dennis 

Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
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