I dont have a synology NAS, but isnt the file station a file management application web UI serving the same kind of purpose as windows explorer on a PC?
I am aware that it has some limits on what it can display and thus manage.
However, as far as I am aware, this has no bearing whatsoever on the underlying file system and the network share protocols supported (SMB, NFS etc) which is what Roon uses. If you are using a PC or Mac to copy files into the music share, then file station will have no part to play at all. Only when you browse via the web ui will these limits apply, and even then, it is a display limit to manage browser performance as I understand it.
If you have to use file station instead of a PC or Mac, then maybe have a few music shares and add each to Roon.
Disclaimer: I am not an experienced Synology user.
If you use the NAS as file storage (which I do for all my music files) there is not limitation that I am aware of. The limitation of 10.000 same level sub-folders kicks in when you use file station to browse your files. If you for whatever reason reach this limit, you can easily regroup and add another folder level. Roon doesn’t care, it takes everything that resides in the main folder. YRMV and JMHO
Hi Daniel, I know those links, that information. It clearly illustrates the issue I’ve raised, in the specs for File Station. But only for viewing; it’s not obvious what it has to do with Roon itself. And to be honest, I’m not sure there is a problem with Roon; I’m trying to help elucidate a situation I half understand, remotely, with too little information. Anyway, thanks.
Can you explain exactly what you mean? What would this look like? Perhaps, files below the root level labeled A, B, C, etc., with albums/artists divided into subfolders? Of course, that would be hard to achieve if you follow Roon’s recommendations for organizing your music. But then I suppose the organization could be random. Thanks.
Main folder in my case: FLAC Music, next level below folders for various music styles, within these folders artists in alphabetical order. 1 folder in main * 10.000 * number of styles * 26 * 10000 for each folder in alphabetical order. Pretty big number of folders in theory.
I have this folder structure in place on a large USB-HDD and copy individual downloads manually into the correct folder. Once a week I run an automated backup with old fashioned MS-Synctoy and copy the changes to my el cheapo DS214. Roon points to the main folder of the USB-HDD and imports everything that is new. There is no problem at all with the NAS.
Frankly I don’t care what Roon does internally, my objective is to maintain order in my file collection.