Okay, go back a step... you created a backup on the OLD computer, take that backup to the new computer and RESTORE it; don't fiddle around with the database move procedure.
Tricky switch between Windows/Mac old iTunes/new Music app and NAS storage of music
I use a combination of a NAS drive for my music file storage, iTunes to create playlists (lots of them and I depend on them for my gigs). I'm switching to a Mac and I want to transition everything over including analysis and queue points I have created in rekordbox.
Here's my setup:
OLD Laptop OS: Windows 10
NEW Laptop OS: macOS 10.15.1
Rekordbox queues and analysis files: OLD Laptop C drive
iTunes Library.xml > OLD Laptop C drive
iTunes Library music files stored on network NAS Storage drive (Mapped to N: drive)
After watching the Pulse video on switching over, I'm still confused.
I have backed up the library on the OLD Laptop in rekordbox by going to File>Library>Backup Library to an external hard drive.
After that, when I go to File>Preferences>Advanced>Database Management>Select a Drive>Move Database> External Drive, it does its thing.
I go to NEW Laptop>rekordbox and it loads but it loses the queue pointsand analysis files AND I no longer can play the music playlist under iTunes on the NEW Laptop. Remember my music data is stored on a NAS Storage file.
Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong?
@pulse thanks for the reply.
I restored it back on the OLD Laptop and everything was working as normal; iTunes playlists, que's, analyized data etc.
Now I went to the NEW Laptop with the latest Music app, and I restored the backup file in rekordbox.
Playlists under iTunes are all up to date (I exported iTunes library as an XML).
However, music files under each playlist cannot locate the music file. I suspect this is because of the mapped NAS drive that reads N:/ in Windows 10. However, in macOS, I believe it's something like smb://DiskStation/iTunes/Music
I suspect since the music files cannot be located under N:/ which would make sense why, that rekordbox after restoring the library cannot link the que points, analysis etc to those music files so it shows a blank bar. What do you think? One solution I thought about was edit the .xml file where iTunes is pointing to under rekordbox Preferences>Advanced to something from <string>file://localhost/N:/</string> to <string>smb://Diskstation/iTunes>Music/</string>
does anyone have any experience with this? i'd appreciate it.
You need to create a symlink for the NAS so the macOS shows it as a local path instead of a network location.