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

Fred Wilhelm fpwilhelm at f-wilhelm.com
Fri Oct 22 14:53:10 BST 2021

Holy crap! Thank you so much for explaining that. 
It makes so much sense now.
I will go back and put this answer on all those other forums I’ve asked this on.

Thanks again Maik, you are my new hero for the day 😊


From: Maik Qualmann
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2021 3:53 AM
To: digiKam - Home Manage your photographs as a professional with the power of open source
Subject: Re: [digiKam-users] Need help connecting to an existing SQL DB

Different OS systems, as long as the mountpath of the images collection is 
identical, is easily possible. However, if the mount path is e.g. "/mnt/
pictures" on one computer and "C:\pictures" or "\\SERVER\pictures" on the 
other, it is currently not possible without manual changes to an entry in the 


Am Freitag, 22. Oktober 2021, 04:27:51 CEST schrieb Fred Wilhelm:
> So it is not possible to connect multiple computers to a single MySQL
> database?
> Fred
> From: Maik Qualmann<mailto:metzpinguin at gmail.com>
> Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2021 2:38 PM
> To: digiKam - Home Manage your photographs as a professional with the power
> of open source<mailto:digikam-users at kde.org> Subject: Re: [digiKam-users]
> Need help connecting to an existing SQL DB
> 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.
> Maik
> 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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