[digiKam-users] Avoid full rescan if a network collection isn't available?

Andrey Goreev aegoreev at gmail.com
Tue Oct 22 14:35:46 BST 2019

The scan finished but the collection showed up in digiKam as 'Local'
Is that because the path to the collection looks like a path to a local
folder (/home/user/...) ?


On Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 7:18 AM Andrey Goreev <aegoreev at gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't think digiKam crashed. Network drives are way slower than local
> ones so it just takes a very long time to scan them.
> It took mine 12 to 18 hours to re-add a 500Gb collection yesterday.
> Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Alex Antão <alex at familiaturista.com.br>
> Date: 2019-10-22 5:31 a.m. (GMT-07:00)
> To: digiKam - Home Manage your photographs as a professional with the
> power of open source <digikam-users at kde.org>
> Subject: Re: [digiKam-users] Avoid full rescan if a network collection
> isn't available?
> I don't know if this is related, but....
> In my Mac, I have been exporting my photos to my external HD.
> I mounted it on /Volumes/FOTOS, and exported a lot os files there.
> Configured this directory as a network drive in Digikam and also to watch
> this for external changes.
> Then, I quit Digikam, unplugged the drive and plugged it on my Time
> Capsule.
> Then shared the drive over network and mounted back in my Mac on the same
> directory: /Volumes/FOTOS
> When I started Digikam, it stopped loading on splashscreen and kept this
> for hours. Never fully loaded.
> Then, I forced it to finish, umounted the Volume and loded Digikam again.
> It loaded with the DB fully loaded, didn't cleaned it and rescanned again.
> Then, for one more test, I mount the network drive back again, but Digikam
> stopped watch the directory for external changes, I added and removed files
> but digikam didn't see those changes.
> ---- Ativado Ter, 22 out 2019 03:25:38 -0300 * <jdd at dodin.org
> <jdd at dodin.org>>* escreveu ----
> Le 22/10/2019 à 02:13, Andrey Goreev a écrit :
> > For some reason the collection was marked as 'local'. I am not sure how
> > did that happen. I am pretty positive I chose 'network' when was adding
> it.
> some time again (may be some years) removable collections where marked
> local at some point.
> I dunno if it's still the case, probably not, but don't remember when
> the fix was done
> jdd
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> http://dodin.org
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