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Even if I wait another 100 years, I won’t be able to live out my love for Roon at this rate. What I experience I show illustrated in the next description. Here no marketing helps, only the better program code. Roon could once do it very well, but my rebuild is faltering. The problems found now are not dependent on the operating system. It is illustrated only at Manjaro.
05/19 12:27:17 Info: Starting RoonServer v1.8 (build 943) stable on linuxx64
05/19 12:27:17 Trace: [roondns] loaded 31 last-known-good entries
05/19 12:27:17 Trace: Checking if we are already running
05/19 12:27:17 Warn: get lock file path: /tmp/.rnsems0-roon
05/19 12:27:17 Trace: Nope, we are the only one running
05/19 12:27:17 Info: Is 64 bit? True
I first start the GUI with PlayOnLinux, because this way I don’t get crashes in release 1.8-943
In the starting phase is the worm. The graphical interface and the server do not get along properly. This does not only affect Linux. Other users report the startup problems with other configurations as well.
As you are not new to Roon, may I ask why you have to rebuild your library? It doesn’t look or sound like a new setup to me.
To a message along the lines of “Waiting for you Roon Core …”? Or does the UI come up completely, which will bring up the question to what Core it is connected. Did you probably once clicked on “Use this PC as your Roon Core”, making the Roon in its wine bottle the Core?
By the size of your library, did you disable the background audio analysis in Roon’s Settings|Library and is it still off?
I know, so many questions and now answers - but it’s the only things I can offer so far after reading your postings.
thank you for the reply and the offer of help. Questions are the key to answers and we all want to learn together publicly. That’s what makes a competent and helpful community. Of course, no one wants to be the one affected, but problems can never be ruled out in the per mil range and I have had very good experiences with Roon so far.
If I didn’t start Roon at the weekend, I could add 300000 to 400000 music titles to the database in one day. There is without system change here now a brutal system brake in it. Well the hard disk is new and much faster in writing and reading.
I have the cheap Roon setup already many months (years) unchanged in use. As the older 7 x 3 TB external hard drives have been upgraded to larger and faster drives, I have done this reboot (false start so far).
I like the detachment of GUI and server, but it would be worth a try to start both as “Use this PC as your Roon Core”. Reading about the startup problems with other clients, operating systems, even the nucleus doesn’t give me much hope though. Incidentally, I’ve always configured this way without problems so far.
Of course, I have turned off the background audio analysis.
Is it possible for you to use a backup? This may overcome the need for rebuilding the library. At least, that is what it looks like to me - a complete rebuild of your library that usually goes along with all your edits and the likes gone and forgotten (but just guessing here, you need to check).
IMHO no. There is obviously no such question for Roon Server and having two competing Cores on the same machine doesn’t makes sense and is likely to cause a lot of problems.
I am rebuilding the whole database now that the 7 old hard drives are missing.
No, that does not help me, because the music titles are not simply copied from A to B. So it’s more than just swapping the drive/folder. Now everything follows a so far very successful part scheme of initial letter plus
If everything Roon related is setup properly then even scanning a massive library should obviously not take years. So something is possibly throttling your machine. I think Roon Labs Support/QA needs to take a look at your logs, maybe they a re able to see more clear what’s going on.
Anecdote: I once used a similar WD Elements Desktop external drive back in the days when 4 TB were still considered huge. It used that ugly 2 part mini USB3 connector that nowadays no one seems to use anymore. Using the cable that came with it, the connection was very flaky to say the least.
Maybe worth to check in your system logs if the drive is stable connected as USB3 device with full speed.
This is in line with my long experience with Roon, which is now no longer valid. If it was the USB connection, I would notice it elsewhere, but here everything has become much faster than it was with old 3 TB.
There are obviously rare conditions that suddenly cause problems, but only with Roon.
The Linux Roon server running in the background is already the best I could set up. If necessary, a GUI is started, but the work with the database continues without a GUI.
Playing it is a pain. It took until 20:17 so 3 minutes until Nils Frahm started and the unsuccessful change from track 1 to track 2 was aborted by me at 20:19. So you can not build databases with joy and enjoy musically.
There is this important help section for slowness and login issues.
I wanted to make sure again that I had taken that into account. Since the described problems occurred despite consideration, I have test back to the ISP DNS. It looks no worse now. I continue to observe.
Slowly the squirrel feeds. In the meantime, I found out that the DNS recommendations are actually somewhat better than those of my Internet provider. But the difference is not significant. Trying to play music with Roon today was too agonizing. I had to switch again to Foobar2000. Now comes the next test without Qobuz and Tidal. Let’s see if these services or just the Amazon Cloud (AWS) contributes to the failure here.
I had already read in my database consisting of 7 x 3 TB completely at Roon and was happy. Now I have switched to 2 x 12 TB and Roon is struggling through the samplers. I was able to read in 300000 to 400000 music titles in one day. Currently it is not 3000 to 4000.
Foobar2000 reads the 1.5 million in a day and I think JRiver and other recommendations are not worse.
Roon offers the service of identification and classification in a nice picture and text context. So far, unfortunately, according to the 80 :20 rule (the large part remains without identification).
@MarcMarc Nevertheless, I love Roon and its way of dealing with music. It just has to read and play without errors. My system is powerful enough to handle that and I think the Roon concept would be too, if the debugging remains successful.