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Rekordbox Unable to Move Database to NAS

 Hello,

 

I recently followed the new guide to move my Rekordbox music and database to an external drive. I want to take this one step further and move the database and files to my NAS so I do not have to move drives between my three PC's at home and also utilize Rekordbox link to my CDJ2000NXS2's. I was able to relocate my music files over to the NAS but I do not have the option to move the rekordbox database to my NAS under preferences->advanced->move database. I have the NAS mapped to drive letter X, and only my physical drives/external drives show up. Why is this? There should be no limitation from a storage perspective as it functions the same as an external drive.

 

Any workaround would be helpful as it took me hours to re-locate my files and I would hate to have to do it all over again. Rekordbox is so close to being perfect in this regard! 

 

Thanks in advance.

Logan Boggs 回答済み

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You need to symlink the folder or rekordbox won't be able to use your NAS; it must be a local / attached location, not a network location.

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Note: This NAS is connected via USB to my router - my PC's are always connected to the router via wifi/ethernet. 

Logan Boggs 0 票
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I'm working on some instructions to move the database outside of the internal scope - I'll send you an email for testing before they're published.

Pulse 0 票
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That's great news - I'm a Network Engineer and am absolutely interested in testing this out. Thanks!

Logan Boggs 0 票
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Hello! I'm looking for the same solution - using a NAS drive. Can you share the info with me also?

Cheers!

Darren

Darren Bewsher 0 票
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I would like to know more! Same situation here!

Bryan Suijkerland 0 票
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Hello,

I have the same request.

i use a iOmega / Lenovo NAS mapped as "M", I can see all the USB , but the NAS is not visible.

 

Thank you in advance for your help.

 

Best Regards,

Didier

Didier Ribbens 0 票
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Hi everyone,

as pointed out in the official comment, your network location must be "symlinked" from a local or usb location. A symlinked folder is like a linked folder, but looks like a proper folder - without the "link arrow", nevertheless redirecting to a specified location:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/cc753194(v=ws.10).aspx 

Example:
You have a simlink on your D: drive called D:\RekordboxDB. This folder links to your NAS mapped on M:\Rekordbox (folder names can be different or the same, doesn't matter).
In Rekordbox, you set the Database folder to D: - resulting in an automatic redirection to your NAS folder.

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Btw, I just tested it and it seems to work. What I did:

1. Insert USB Stick (e.g. mapped to D:) or use another partition than C:
2. Start Rekordbox
3. Move Database to D: in Preferences
4. Close Rekordbox
5. Backup Database folder (D:\PIONEER), just to make sure
6. Move Database folder from D: to desired location (e.g. Z:\PIONEER)
7. Open command prompt as administrator (search for "cmd" in Windows search, right click on search result -> Run as administrator)
8. Enter "d:"
9. Enter "mklink /d \PIONEER Z:\PIONEER
10. Close command prompt and run Rekordbox

It worked for me, at least I didn't get any error message.

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Hello,

I know this thread isn't the freshest anymore but I also was searching for a proper solution for this problem and I like to share the way I have solved it.

To move the Rekordbox database to my NAS, I've created an iSCSI drive on my NAS and I have linked it to my computers. Rekordbox treats the iSCSI drive like a normal HDD or a USB-stick.

Greetings from Germany,

Morris

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Hi.

I did a VHD (Virtual Hard Drive) following the instructions on this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1t5QF4JgYo

In the windows explorer, I type the name of my NAS, for example: \\MyNas\FolderName

And thats it.

Remember to create the new VHD in exFAT if you planing to use your database with Mac or Windows (https://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=291&h=1#exfatwin10)

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At home I use Rekordbox and my controller on a desktop, but when I am on my way, I uses a laptop. The music files are located on a networkdrive (NAS) and I made this drive avalible offline. So I always have my music with me. 

 

Now I want to put my database also on this drive, that would be nice, cause now I have to backup my desktop and recover it on my laptop all the time.

 

I tried two options, the first I tried was the idea of Bud Spanker:

1. Insert USB Stick (e.g. mapped to D:) or use another partition than C:
2. Start Rekordbox
3. Move Database to D: in Preferences
4. Close Rekordbox
5. Backup Database folder (D:\PIONEER), just to make sure
6. Move Database folder from D: to desired location (e.g. Z:\PIONEER)
7. Open command prompt as administrator (search for "cmd" in Windows search, right click on search result -> Run as administrator)
8. Enter "d:"
9. Enter "mklink /d \PIONEER Z:\PIONEER
10. Close command prompt and run Rekordbox

This seems to work, until you start using it... if I open RB on my desktop it seems to lose all Analyse information. I recover the library from a backup and everything looks good. When I open RB on my laptop It won't start. Then I open RB again on my dekstop and all Analyse information is gone again... it's just not a stable solution.

 

Then I try to solve it with a Virtual hard drive, the idea of DJ Flea. It wasn't that difficult, and I still use this option because the data on my NAS is backuped and my desktop isn't. To use the same database on my laptop isn't possible cause I can't connect the VHD cause it is in use (off course by my desktop)

So still I do not have an solution for this problem.... 

 

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