I want to synchronise two roons. One is a main_roon on a home server. The other is a much smaller sub-set travel_roon on a laptop.
I will be importing/tagging into both in different locations and want to avoid double work updating libraries when I synchronise them later on. My first attempt was just to use an external 3rd party synchroniser like FreeFileSync. This synchronises the files but not the libraries. The problem is that although the libraries overlap they are not the same.
There is an outstanding feature request from September 2015 but others may have a work around. Is there a way of doing this?
I imagined very extensive editing on the travel machine. There will be the occasional download or rip but the main problem is that I have an enormous number of iso’s apes, cues etc. I still have not imported into the home machine. The time I have on my hands is for the travel machine not the home machine.
Looks like my options are limited until there is a mobility solution. Don’t suppose there is any movement on that?
I imagined mobile having both some kind of remote access plus some kind of simple sync like here. I know from experience that remote access is not always possible or practical. But all the mobility feature requests are very old now so I don’t know what the movement is.
Understood @Ludwig. I just have a different use case. The case is largely a knock on of unsupported file formats. I have time on the road to do the conversion work but not at home. No avoiding multiple players or double library edits it looks like.
Pretty simple I think: Do the splitting and FLAC conversion whilst on the road. Tag with Picard, fine tune tagging with mp3tag (I’m assuming you use Windows). Ingest into Roon for the road and reingest on the main server plus any additional editing you want to do in Roon. Personally I think editing metadata in Roon is best avoided unless there’s no way to get Roon to do what you need without editing the database. By doing this it also ensures the way you like things survives any new instance of Roon or a database corruption that you don’t have a good backup for.
Thanks @evand. That’s pretty much what I do now. I use all of the above, plus a few more. I rarely edit outside my own tags but there always seems to be something in roon I would prefer not to do twice. It’s stuff that is unique to roon and is not really related to local file tags. It varies, and with many genres there is often nothing to do, but when there is something to do I find maybe 95% of those library edits boil down to the same few things.
Box sets. No point in flogging that dead horse.
Multi part composition handling (forcing a WORK/PART edit).
Duplicate artists on the main album screen. I often have to manually remove one or more duplicate artist credits
Roon choosing the highest resolution art rather than the “squarer” one I usually prefer.
Manual album identification because of minor differences in track times.
Failure to identify compositions even when the album has been identified.
But it’s ok. I have given up on migrating everything to roon. It’s just too hard. I just try to enjoy what I’ve got and migrate a few selective things in fits and starts. Running multiple players like JRiver and Plex is not the deal breaker I thought it would be. I’ll probably have another more systematic go if chromecast support comes along or when radio improves.
House: Nas Qnap (called master) and Devialet +one License Roon Core
Office: Nas Qnap (called slave) and Naim + one license Roon Core
Each night, if new files on master there is a backup of the master on on the slave.
This is perfect I often check that the number of tracks is equal on each site.
I did a big work at the begining of installing roon at home to obtain photo of each artist or composer and create tags and type of music.
How can export all those datas from house to my office? In the aim of keeping the same roon at home than at the office.