Hi everyone, firstly, wishin’ you’re all safe out there.
Thankfully, in these tragic times, here I’m facing trivial problems with computer setups …
Due to lockdown, I decided to do some maintenance and to streamline my Roon setup.
I wanted to silence my perfectly working NUC7I5BNH and I placed it into an Akasa Plato X7 fanless case (found the last one available on Amazon …).
It works and looks great.
Troubles started when I wanted to migrate my 600GB library from the old external (NTFS) USB drive to an internal drive. Mind you, I followed the guidelines and [FAQs] and HowTo and for every issue I encountered, I researched extensively in the Roon Community.
I also followed this thread
and found myself in this situation.
My initial storage setup looked like this, with three folders in the external USB Drive, showing like three different ROON Optimized Core Kit:
I used the ext4 driver from Paragon in order to mount the Roon formatted internal drive in my iMac and copied all three folders of my library from the USB external over to the internal.
I expected to simply disable and edit the old locations of each folder, pointing to the respective new ones on the internal drive and be ready to go. No way.
They never showed up and the drive always showed as single drive … terrified to lose my database as I found out any of my backups were restorable (see more on this in issue 2), I finally disabled all and then hit the ‘Enable’ button for the internal drive and left working overnight, fearing of ending up with thousands of duplicates and not a database to restore.
I ended up with the following situation:
Is it this how it is supposed to be?
I’m not sure whether to delete the old disabled locations (on the old USB external drive ) or keep them at least for a while, until all settled.
No matter what I tried, I wasn’t able to restore any of the backups. They all show as ok and restorable, but each time I tried, from the Roon preferences or unlogging and from the login screen, I always get this:
The backups reside on two USB sticks exFAT formatted (8GB and 16GB). None on both of them seems restorable. I tried to reformat one of them in a Windows 7 PC (my main computer is a 27"iMac running Catalina).
I also followed the workaround @noris suggested here Terminal workaround.
The only thing I can add is that all backups originally resided on another external drive ( size 1TB: NTFS or exFAT formatted I can’t recall). Because its size was overkill and wanted to use it as a media drive, I decided to pass the backups on the USB sticks.
Every time from ROON I try to make a new backup to the stick, it works, and all of them show up in the list of available to restore. But none work.
Are my backups useless?
Am I missing something, as I don’t find
Around a year ago I reported a problem of out-of sync grouped Airplay endpoints.
in which @john helped and the situation got much better.
Unfortunately, I have to report the issue is sometimes, much less, but still happening.
Just worth reminding that two of the three Airplay endpoints (all Airport Express + 1 AppleTV 3rd gen) show a different IP than the network I set up and expect to see( 10.0.1.xxx).
Thanks for any help