I began exploring Roon yesterday with it just set up on my MacBook Pro and watching my iTunes library, plus a few additional albums I since downloaded from HDTracks. I’d already begun ripping some CDs to ALAC but at this point I’d rather continue with some dedicated storage.
I’ve just ordered a sonicTransporter AP i7, which I’ll run as my Roon Core and storage. I understand I can migrate my current database and library over, but since I’m mostly going to be ripping lossless versions of most of my collection, I’m wondering if it makes more sense to “start fresh” on the sonicTransporter? I realize I can remove lossy versions later, but the other question is, is there an advantage to using whatever folder structure the AP and Roon Server would normally use, as opposed to just a copy of iTunes?
If I do start fresh on the sonicTransporter, do I just Disconnect from the current database on my Mac, and set up new on the sonicTransporter, then drag files over? Or does the Roon Server handle iTunes folder structures well enough that I shouldn’t worry about copying that whole mess over and just upgrading to lossless as I rip CDs?