Background analysis is horribly slow in my setup. (opened udp port 9002, and disabled VPN for now… sshh) Seems it can’t be the processor, resource manager only gives 2% processor activity as i write, while background analysis is going on. Ive installed 3 gb memory, that never reaches over 50% usage. Swapping isn’t an issue either according to resource manager…
Ive got Roon Server on the Synology Nas, reading 3 main directories (local folders) on the NAS and the Roon control software on my Macbook Air. Writing Roon database on a Nas attached SSD.
I would have thought the background analysis taking place on the Nas, but every time i load the Roon control app on my Macbook, i can witness its progress, presumably synchronized with the control app, not the server. Stopping the control app stops background analysis? No progress is made coming home after a days work, firing up the Roon control app on the Mac ??
Normally this background analysis should take place on the server and it should not be dependent of the control app.
Can you check again, that you are indeed connected to the synology device (“General”-tab in the settings)?
It should give you the Library name and IP address of your Synology Server.
The control app is not involved in Background Analysis at all. It happens completely on the server.
It’s worth checking to make sure that your audio analysis speeds are set to “fast”. We default them to a throttled setting to avoid triggering CPU fans. This uses about 30% of one CPU core. If you turn it up to fast it will use a full CPU core In the future we will probably provide options to parallelize analysis across multiple CPUs, but that is not there right now.
Managed to finally finish a hdd filled with Mp3’s. restarting Roon twice gave an extra 115 or so tracks to analyze which went rather quickly.
Adding a test folder on the NAS, with one album in Flac, 20+ files, again took very long. It didn’t finish.
For the sake of testing, i put the same folder on the hdd (attached to my Macbook running the server software). Can say the went much faster…
I made a screenshot of the resource monitor on my Nas, Roon server running on the MacbookAir, while indexing and analyzing the extra flac files, and it seems no specific under-specs are to be noted, all are well up to their task?
Below the resources on the Nas, with Roon Server running on the NAS, still resources aren’t put to the test so it seems?
Adding files showed more effort, but went fine, background analysis is still very very slow.