It’s my first post on this forum. I’ve been using Roon for a couple of years now on a win 7 computer. The win 7 I used have been working ok but suddenly it recognized my old fake-ish school product key to not be valid so I had to get a new win 10. I thought it was time to do a complete change of my set up as well so I bought new mobo, CPU, win 10 and so on that I will upgrade the computer with.
The thing is I will use that computer exclusively for my studio set up and make a separate one with my old cpu and mobo in an old case just for Roon.
Roon on win 7 worked fine but after a couple of days running my OS disk would fill up and I had to restart. I suppose it was the cache that kept growing.
This is something I’d like to avoid in my next machine.
I’ve been reading about ROCK and thought I found the solution there but the more I read the more I understand it’s made for specific NUCs. It would have to be the MOCK alternative then but although I’ll build the computer and such I can’t say I’m that comfortable with either Linux or wich components will work and so on.
The parts I will use for my Roon build are i7 4790 k with Hyper 212 evo cooler, ASUS z97-a mobo, 32 GB ddr3 ram, 250 GB Samsung 850 SSD for OS and Roon and a 4 TB Barracuda for the librarys.
Now to my questions.
I just want this machine to run Roon 24/7 to my Meridian 600 without me having to think about it. Would a MOCK be the way to go or are there any better solution? Roon server?
Does for example Roon OS work as a platform to just install the core on?
I use roon apps on my phone and ipad but
I’d still like to be able to edit my library with alternative album covers, meta data and so on, as I did with Roon core on my computer. How do I reach the core with a ROCK os server set up?
The Barracuda disk is never used and the SSD is wiped with clean erase in ASUS bios. If I try the MOCK route how should I format my disc’s?
I have a Roon back up but I’m prepared for an install from scratch if necessary. I read that there should be a way to recover my Roon back up to a Nuc for ROCK. Any suggestions how to do this the best way and also how to transfer my library folders to my new disc?
I’m glad for any kind of help and suggestions.