Just got my Sonic Transporter i5 and in following the guide for migrating my Core from my MacBook Pro to the STi5 I copied my Roon folder to a USB stick. Now I’m supposed to copy the Roon folder to the STi5 but I have a question. I had two Roon folders, one is Roon and the other is Roon Server. The Roon folder has a lot more in Settings than the Roon Server folder. Which one do I copy to the STi5? I assume the Roon Server since that is all I will be running on the STi5?
Additional info: I had 2 TB SSD added to my STi5 so I also plan to store my music files on the STi5. I have about 800 GB of music files, all on an external USB3 drive. I hope to transfer the music to the STi5 but unsure whether I do that before or after I set up the STi5 as my new Core. Maybe it doesn’t matter?
I was just about to say go to ‘Settings > About’ but checking on my setup it doesn’t actually tell you if the core is running server or not. Just the version number. Might be a useful addition in the future?
So that wasn’t too helpful a suggestion was it
If you can’t remember, I guess just go to the core machine and see what’s running? If it’s a version of Roon with a GUI, it’s just Roon, if it’s a version of Roon with no GUI (and just a RoonServer icon in the menu bar) it’s RoonServer.
It’s usually onbvious if it’s server as you would have intentionally installed it.
Thanks–I could see in Finder which program had been used most recently and it was Roon. So I will copy over my Roon folder to the STi5. Now to email Andrew for specific instructions as to exactly how to do that! I wish the STi5 came with such instructions but perhaps that is not possible due to continuing software updates on both Roon and the STi5.
I use these instructions to take a backup of the database, but they could also be used to copy files across to the ST. I think I used a USB stick to copy the files across (from my laptop) when I first set-up the STi5
So I have moved my files to the sonic transporter as per step 7 of the instructions.
Step 8 of the instructions is causing trouble. “Go to the Roon app…” - which one? On the Sonic? On my computer? Presumably on the sonic - but that offers no option to log in to the sonic that I can see.
“And log into the sonic Transporter” - ok, but how do I do that? There seems to be no option to do that on either of the two apps (the one on the sonic or the one on my Mac). So I am stuck…
OK, things seem to be working out, but it is very trial and error, which is a bit rough going for a non techie like me. Luckily I have the US election coverage playing to keep me occupied. (Viewing from Australia).
Having completely deleted roon from my laptop and then redownloaded and reinstalled it, I seem to have got both my Mac and my ipad successfully working as remotes, and also seem to have connected to my NAS. Yay!
Since its after 1am now I’m off to bed. I’ll look in the morning to see if there are any other helpful tips. I need to figure out how to get the sonic to read files not just from the NAS but various other computers around the house. But that is a problem for a new day…
@agillis a question for you, if I may… Having installed roon on the sonic transporter, moving the database from my MAC to the sonic… And after having gone through the process I explained above of deleting roon from the MAC and reloading as a remote… Now the remote roon on my MAC has none of my history (although the history is all there on the ipad roon remote, which I have not altered in any way).
Is that normal, or is the sonic not running something from the files that I previously transferred onto it?