How do i transfer my music files off a nucleus internal drive onto another usb ? reason i ask is because the roon internal drive when i plug it via a usb adaptor to windows , windows recognises the drive but does not mount it so i can access the files in it. even when i go into disk management snapin - there is no option to mount the drive only to format it.
plugging another usb drive to the nucleus and then trying an export that way from the internal drive to another usb is dreadfully slow. >1 day to transfer 250gb
hope someone can help pls. did’t think it will be so dificult - will need to back off some files off the internal drive for the nucleus plus else i have lost it for good ( hope not)
I suspect that your problem is due to the file system on the external USB drive. Your Nucleus is a Linux device and it could be that it’s ext4 formatted and Windows can’t read it. How to deal with this depends on your tech knowledge a little.
ok…hit a snag…got the ext2fsd. assigned drive no to the ext3 drive ( roon formatted it in ext3) . used windows file explorer to open up drive and windows comes up with a msg that i have to format the drive in order to use it - still wont show me files in the drive
What’s the situation with the NUCLEUS? I believe it supports network sharing to some degree. I’m not a ROCK user so it get’s trickier for me to help here. If you can share the drive and mount it as a network drive in windows you can copy the files. This article might help, but you may have started here: https://kb.roonlabs.com/ROCK:_Importing_Music
Edit read a bit more and that’s not got the control you need. You could try booting a machine with a Linux live USB stick and accessing the drive that way. You could then copy to FAT32 (another file system) drive from that machine. Apologies I work from home but meetings will have me the next hour.
Don’t do that; plug the USB drive into your computer and not the Nucleus.
Over WiFi? Try to use a wire instead.
Note: Using Windows to copy the files locally (with the help of a Windows driver for the Linux FS) can lead to difficulties later on as different OS’s might have differing ways of interpreting/writing metadata (timestamps, character encodings, …). If the metadata isn’t important for your use case you can ignore this.