Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)
Roon Ver. 1.6 (Build 401) Stable 64 bit.
Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
All Cisco Ethernet - wired router and switches
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
Laptop will use a portable DAC headphone amplifier
Description Of Issue
I want to probe the risks of setting up a laptop as a Core for use in travel. I have a Rock server at home.
If I turn off the Rock while I’m traveling, will I be able to operate a separately-installed Core on my laptop under my single lifetime Roon license?
The idea is to use the same license on the road to avoid having to purchase two licenses, which would be totally wasteful for this purpose.
My laptop has all the music files on its SDD that are in the library on the Rock.
What are the downsides of this approach?
It’s burdensome, but I do not want to set up a VPN to access my LAN to use the Rock when I am traveling.
Can it be done?
What happens when I return home and turn on the Rock server again? Do I need to uninstall the Core on the laptop first? Each time?