I did a brief search and I could not find this specific question, so I thought I could open a new topic.
Yesterday I had a rather frightening experience when Roon stopped playing in the middle of an excellent Andy Summers track. I opened up the remote app and saw a ‘This album was deleted’ message. All that was left in my library were the Tidal albums I added to the library, but the 8000 (give or take a few) albums on my NAS were missing. With my heart skipping several beats, I quickly entered the Settings/Storage tab and saw that Roon had started a complete ‘from new’ re-index.
This happened shortly after I upgraded the iOS on my iPad to 10.1.1 which may have nothing to do with it but I thought I should mention it.
Since it was nearly time for bed, I decided to grab some sleep, let reindexing take it’s course and have another look this morning. To my relief I found that the index was back where it belonged, but I also noticed that 9 albums had mysteriously appeared at the top of my ‘Albums’ view. I use the ‘Sort by date added’ option, so I was wondering how these albums were suddenly reindexed as ‘newly added’ while most of them have been on my NAS for years and no recent metadata changes were made (at least, not my me. After some further investigation I noticed a mistake in the Roon Metadata on the reissue of ‘Damage’ by Robert Fripp and David Sylvian, where the first track was suddenly called ‘God’s Money’, which should be ‘God’s Monkey’ (my personal metadata was correct). I find the Roon database to be thoroughly reliable so I have no problem using it, even with the occasional hiccup that I can always edit back to normality myself, but perhaps database changes by AMG/Roon can also cause older albums to reappear als newly added?
I run Roon Server on a dedicated headless (Late 2012) Mac mini with 4GB internal memory. My Roon Folder is also on that Mac mini (I know, I should add memory, and I will as soon as funds and time allow). The only other program running in the background is iTunes (for watching movies on my Apple TV). I also noticed that an upgrade for iTunes was ready to be installed. I disabled automatic updates but I check regularly through VNC Viewer.
My music is on a Synology 412+ NAS with 2x3TB in Raid 1, that’s connected to a Fritzbox! 7490 router in a fully AudioQuest Forest CAT700 wired network using an 8 port metal D-Link Switch behind my hifi-set.
Has anyone had the same experience? An explanation would be most welcome.