Mac Min Late 2012 (2,5 GHz Dual Core i5)
16 GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
macOS Catalina (10.15.7)
Roon 1.8 (build 783) stable
All the music files are located on a handful large spinning disk on USB-drives attached directly to the mini. The DB is located on the boot_ssd.
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Description Of Issue
I’m helping my uncle with his Roon setup. He has almost 933 766 songs in a large library. Database is on internal SSD and all songs are on USB-attached large HDs. We made a good migration from 1.7 to 1.8 when it now we had issues with the database being corrupt/fail to load so that I need to restore DB from a backup. This happened already the first time on 1.7, and has now happened a couple time on 1.8 as well.
So, are we reaching RAM limits with 1M songs on 16GB RAM for core?
Is there any guidance for RAM-req for the size of the library? Like 2GB for each 100K songs or something like that…?
Being a grateful relative to my uncle I could make sure to migrate him to a MacPro 2013 TrashCan on Big Sur 1TB SSD and 64GB RAM - but I would like to feel more confident that this would actually solve his problems. Any advice or tips would be great!
At near on a million tracks you stretching the friendship with a vintage macmini. Ssd size might still be fine but it could be failing with you frequently occurring corruptions. Ram you probably need more than 16gb.
Thanks, as said. I can arrange so that he will get my 64GB Mac Pro with XEON and 1TB SSD for running core/database so my uncle can break the 1M limit without problem. And as we all know - hoarding more than 1M songs is probably not sensible any any way - but I rather help my much loved uncle with the tech - rather then trying to preach about the how bonkers his behaviour is. I simply owe him too much. I will also set up an rsync-cron-job to have a local hot copy of the multi-TB-file-tree at my house.