All, I have what is likely a unique situation. Can you check my action plan and see if it will work?
My Roon Core is on a computer (iMac Pro), that is in for repairs, which will likely take a long time (1-2 months); the long repair time is due to Coronavirus, closure of Apple stores, supply chain issues for iMac Pro parts, etc). I don’t have a good alternative for a Roon Core, so my plan is to use this as an excuse to buy a Nucleus, and install an internal SSD. All of my music is on an external SSD, which is doing fine.
Once I get the Nucleus, I’m assuming I can restore my metadata by using one of my backups?
Next, could I simply plug the external SSD into the Nucleus and let it find the tracks? I assume the answer is no, since the Nucleus needs to reformat the external SSD for use? Alternatively, is there a way to transfer tracks to the Nucleus from the external SSD without using a computer; e.g. plug the external drive into the Nucleus and control everything from my iPad? A third option: I have a backup of my tracks on an NAS drive on my network. Could I transfer from there, or simply let the Nucleus play the tracks from the NAS?
Any thoughts from the group for this non-tech-savvy, temporarily computer-less individual would be appreciated. I need my Roon!