How can I find out how many gigs of storage I have used?

I need to know how much I have in my roon library in order to know how large a usb thumb drive to buy to back my library up.

I can’t find that info. Please help.

Thanks in advance,
russ

Well, it depends upon the server on which your music is stored. Can you share some info about that?

My server is a Wyred 4 Sound MS1. I can’t figure out how to check that out, and the owner’s manual is no help.

RR

I have 920 albums, most of them ripped in flac, if that helps.

If you assume 150mb per album your at 138GB. If you have a 1TB usb drive you should have more than enough

Are you talking about a Roon database backup or a music files backup?

By the way, a USB stick isn’t a great backup location as they are meant more for short-term storage and typically such have error correction. An external hard disk is much better

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You might try this?
“Files transferred from a computer to the MS-1 must be stored in a particular folder and file structure: \wyred4sound\files\music\flac\artist\album. You must locate the MS-1 server on your network (it’s named Wyred4Sound) and look at the four top-level directories. Click on the “Files” folder, then on the subfolder “Music,” then on the sub-subfolder “FLAC.””

Got this from this article:
https://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/equipment-reviews/430-wyred-4-sound-ms-1-music-server-

You might be able to look at “properties” of the music folders to see how much space they take up?

You can also shoot them an email and ask,
support@wyred4sound.com

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I was told by wyred 4 Sound That I ought to back up all my music files in case my server ever breaks down. I’m an old guy and I don’t know What I am talking about. Any advice or help is greatly appreciated

Good advice.

For starters, you would already gain much safety by copying the music files from the Wyse to a USB drive that you can attach to your PC. Same approach as when you copy files TO the Wyse, as outlined above by @bearFNF:

For additional redundancy, copy them to two different USB disks.

In addition, you also want a backup of your Roon database:

That might work, but all the files on my Roon library have been ripped via my music server or transferred directly from HD tracks. I haven’t moved anything from or to a computer. Will that be a problem?

Well if the files can be transferred from a computer to the Wyred they can also be transferred from the Wyred to a computer on the same way.

Here’s a copy of the manual explaining it:

Try more like 250-300 mb per album ? or better 3 albums per Gb would be more realistic for FLAC

920 would take around 300 gb so a 1Tb external USB drive would be good, personally I would go for 2 BU drives.

I have 2 drive BU for each HDD / SSD of content , belt & braces