Continuously Updates Database Upon Startup

At least 50% of the time I start Roon, I get the message: “The new version of Roon you installed requires a database update.” Once the database update is completed, Roon then operates normally. The library is quite large and the update routine causes a substantial delay upon startup.

Version 1.5, build 360 is installed. I tried selecting the option to; “Ask before downloading any updates.” This did not prevent the frequent database updates.

We are running Roon core on a HP PC and the music files are on a Synology NAS.

Database updates aren’t that frequent; usually with point releases. I note that you’re on the latest version now; have you used Roon regularly lately or started again after a long period of inactivity?

Anyway, in order to help resolve your problem please provide as much information as possible:

Describe Your Setup
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  • What operating system you are running ( Windows 7; OSX 10.9; etc )
  • Basic information about the device you’re using ( MacBook Pro 2011 w 4gb of RAM; HP Envy laptop w i7; etc ).
  • Describe where your music is stored – this includes hard drive description and interface type (USB, Firewire, etc. If you are using a NAS or any other kind of network storage, be sure to include the information requested in the Network section below)
  • Let us know your collection size ( approximate number of tracks )

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Hi @Howard_Frazier,

So we can better assist you, please provide a brief description of your current setup using this link as a guide.

The next time this behavior occurs I was hoping for now you could use the directions found here and send us over a set of logs using a shared Dropbox link once the database update has completed.

Continuing the discussion from Continuously Updates Database Upon Startup:


Thanks for the offer to help figure this out.

I started Roon this morning and again got the database update message. I’ll provide additional details below and a link to the logs is below:

Core: HP all-in-one PC Model: 24B030XT - 8GB RAM, 1 TB hdd, gigabit Ethernet network connectivity
64-bit, Windows 10
Roon Version: 1.5 build 360

Music storage: Synology NAS gigabit Ethernet network connectivity
Library: 175,000 tracks
Version: 1.5 build 360

Thanks, @Howard_Frazier!

I’ll pass the logs along to the team for analysis and I’ll be sure to let you know when I’ve received their feedback.

Wow! They must be really busy.

Hi @Howard_Frazier,

Please check your private messages here on the Roon Community site. I sent you a message about 2 weeks ago with an update and next steps. If you’re not able to see the PM please let me know!