After a few weeks on a Mac, I moved over to a NUC with ROCK today.
ROCK installed fine, it appears. I can go to its IP address and do the things that the web interface permits.
The existing core, from the Mac, backed up without complaint, and restored to the NUC without error messages as well.
Going back to the Mac Roon, which is now effectively just a Roon Remote, I was informed that I had No Audio Devices Found. According to the ROCK migration directions, if I wanted my Mac’s local devices to be accessible, I’d need to run RoonBridge.
I’m running RoonBridge now, and that’s not helping. Also, there are two other problems that suggest that it’s not really an audio device problem:
My discover page just shows the waiting Roon logo for a long time. This lengthy lag is new to me, so I don’t know if it means core trouble or just something that happens the first time a core loads up.
My Mac’s watched folders (the standard ~/Music location) are not showing up as watched.
So, does this mean the core didn’t actually restore from backup?
(The truth is out there but not necessarily here)
Oh, or if you are saying that your zones are gone, that makes sense, you’ll have to reconfigure those because the “point of view” of the core changed.
At any rate: it is not a firewall problem (I didn’t think so, but I checked to be sure). It’s a “nothing from my database is showing up–not audio devices, not albums, not nothing” problem.
If I tell Roon to “clean up the library,” it says there are 5851 items that are from a storage location that no longer exists. So that makes sense: it’s on the NUC now, so the path to the Mac directory is broken. But it’s not because of the firewall.
OK, here are some screenshots. This morning, I installed internal storage in the NUC and copied over the files from the old storage location on my Mac, and so now when I go to “Library Cleanup” it no longer says there are items in the database that are in a location that doesn’t exist anymore:
My understanding from the documentation is that putting the files on the disk and then putting the disk in the NUC won’t work.
So, I added a drive, booted the NUC, formatted the drive using the web interface, and then copied all the files from their HDD location on my Mac to the SMB share on the NUC—specifically, data>Storage>InternalStorage. This SMB share is fully accessible over the network. I can browse it using the Finder on my Mac, no problem.
So even if all the old files were missing/links to the locations were broken, I would expect to see 5000+ NEW items showing up in the database, after being automatically imported when I put them into the Internal Storage. But no. Instead, there are no longer 5000+ orphaned items; there are zero. And yet none of the files are showing up in the Library. And I don’t have audio devices.
Well, there could always be weirdness at two levels. Have you tried refreshing internal storage, and, if that fails, rebooting your NUC since adding the files (from the web interface, eh, let’s not add insult to injury here) ?