[digiKam-users] Need help connecting to an existing SQL DB

Maik Qualmann metzpinguin at gmail.com
Thu Oct 21 19:38:11 BST 2021

Sometimes nobody just doesn't know the answer. I don't know the specifics of a 
Docker installation, nor do I know what a "Guacamole" client is. When I google 
for the word, a dish of Mexican cuisine comes out. Yes, I also found it to be 
an HTML5 web application, but I don't know it. Nobody can know everything.

Usually connecting to a MySQL server is not a big deal. But without some debug 
logs from the terminal we cannot help. In addition, digiKam is not really 
suitable for multi-OS, since the collection base path is different between 
Windows and Linux. There is an undocumented solution for this and I plan to 
make this available in the GUI, but currently it is not possible without 
manual changes to the MySQL DB. 


Am Donnerstag, 21. Oktober 2021, 19:57:20 CEST schrieb Fred Wilhelm:
> Hi all,
> Am I doing something wrong? I have been asking this question for months now
> with no response. I’ve asked in tech forums and Reddit groups supposedly
> dedicated to Digikam. No responses. If my question is too stoopid, please
> tell me I am a moron but please tell me why. I simply can’t find the answer
> to this anywhere.
> Fred
> From: Fred Wilhelm<mailto:siliconfalcon at live.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:00 PM
> To: digikam-users at kde.org<mailto:digikam-users at kde.org>
> Subject: [digiKam-users] Need help connecting to an existing SQL DB
> Hi Friends,
> I have an Unraid server with the Digikam docker installation set to use a
> MySQL server. Everything is working great and I love the product. Now,
> however, I would like to install the Windows version of Digikam on my
> laptop due to functionality issues in the Guacamole client. When I go
> through the install, I am asked for the database connection info (which
> connects fine) but, when it completes the install, it creates a new set of
> empty tables and dumps my current database. I do not want to run the
> Digikam server from my laptop because I have a cron job running to detect
> faces as pictures are uploaded to my personal cloud and the Unraid server
> is always running.
> I am looking for the documentation to install Digikam on my Windows 10
> laptop to use the existing MySQL database on my Unraid server.
> Fred

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