As it explains in the Kb article, it is best to perform file copying/migration while Roon Core is off line. That will save you a lot of aggravation, and make it easier for your new Core to correctly identify your media.
Normally it doesnt need to re-identify a file that was previously in the database, but they need to be untouched… (file dates, metadata etc)
I’m not sure why you dont retain the file structure? Roon doesn’t care. And you can definently point your new QNAP core towards several folders beneath one main share. (I have 8 or 9 folders defined in Roon on my QNAP, which also hosts my Core. These folders are all located beneath one share; Multimedia)
So i figured. And it works just as well, but i like the option to, say, be able to Focus on my DSD-folder in Album view.
And in your scenario you could migrate all of the DSD files, configure their share innRoon and then move on to migrate your Redbook files, while not having a defined share for these during copying.
Have a look in the other thread for a response to your question about more than one core!
Roon matches the files based on the file’s contents and not the location of the file. Moving them will allow them to still be matched to the previous existing files in the database as long as the files are not internally changed.
It looks like you’re good to go here based on your latest response, but if you have any other issues do let us know!
Glad to be of help! Please keep in mind that it is best to let Roon see the content once the files have settled so that they can be matched to the previous database entries properly.
If Roon were to see two copies of the same file, the second copy would essentially be a “new” file and would not have the previous edits associated with it.
With this in mind, it would be best to disable previous storage locations and exit out of Roon (according to our KB instructions) when moving said files:
In Roon’s Settings > Storage , disable all old storage folders that contain the files that are being relocated.
For performance reasons, if you are adding a large amount of music (1000’s of tracks), quit Roon (or stop RoonServer on Nucleus). The best experience will come from letting Roon look at the folders when the files have settled.