My music resides on a Linux file server and Roon connects via SMB. I added a handful of albums yesterday and an hour or so later was surprised to find they hadn’t appeared in Roon. I forced rescan and Roon found them.
Wondering whether this is expected behaviour for SMB shares? If so, perhaps a note should be added to FAQ.
Same for me as well. I wonder if it requires and SMB 3.0 on the fileserver end to actually do proper real time monitoring ?. Unless your sharing out from Windows 8 and above (and perhaps select NAS devices that support this) ?
I think realistically speaking real time probably only applies to local filesystems and I doubt there’s much that can be done about that. I’m happy to have to force a rescan as it’s quick and painless. FAQ should just clarify the need to do so.
I have exactly the same thing, SMB shared on a QNAP NAS. Always need to perform a forced rescan to get (any) new albums showing up.
Some clarification on what is happening here (from Roon itself) would be a nice one
It is not an issue as such, but it would be nice to simply know for sure if this is normal behavior for some specific reason, as for the moment we all think it is, but nobody seems 100% sure.
Adding a button to compensate for bad performance is kind of a last resort – we’re working on some real improvements in this area for 1.2, so let’s see how things go with our new strategy and hopefully we can actually get this working as designed.
Stay tuned @stevev1 - we don’t intend to have you digging into Settings every time you add an album, trust me.
Running on Linux with a local Watched Folder Roon doesn’t detect additions/ changes without a forced rescan. I added an albun yesterday and 24 hours later it had still not appeared. A rescan of the watched folder tree solved that. The scan’s pretty fast, so it’s no biggie to me.
Roon Core on a Intel NUC with Ubuntu Linux, watched library on Synology NAS mounted with SMB/CIFS. All software versions up to date. Sometimes new additions show up automatically, sometimes I need to do a forced rescan.