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rinring

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How to backup library
« on: April 25, 2014, 10:10:49 am »

I'd like to transfer my music collection to another computer, and "File | Library | Backup Library..." seems to do nothing.

How can I do that?

Using version 19.0.129-3.

Thanks in advance for any hint.

David
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RemyJ

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Re: How to backup library
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2014, 10:46:35 am »

Check in ~/Documents/JRiver/Media Center 19/Library Backups
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Re: How to backup library
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2014, 10:50:23 am »

The backup library option backs up MC's library, the database. It doesn't backup your media collection.

At the location your library backups are stored (I think RemyJ has that there for you, if you didn't change it) you can copy the latest file to your new pc and restore it, File, Library, Restore library. This will take care of all MC's settings, Views, etc etc.

The media files you will probably have to copy manually.
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rinring

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Re: How to backup library
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2014, 12:04:10 pm »

Thanks both of you.
It confuses me, as it doesn't say anything: success, error.

Also, documents folder name changes depending on your language.
For example in Spanish, it is called: ~/Documentos/
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Re: How to backup library
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2014, 12:10:14 pm »

Thanks both of you.
It confuses me, as it doesn't say anything: success, error.

Also, documents folder name changes depending on your language.
For example in Spanish, it is called: ~/Documentos/

You're welcome.

Are you saying that on a non-english system, MC still backs up to the english, ~/Documents, while that folder doesn't exist (it probably creates it)?
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rinring

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Re: How to backup library
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2014, 01:58:56 pm »

That's the exact behaviour.
I have an orphan Documents folder.

You're welcome.

Are you saying that on a non-english system, MC still backs up to the english, ~/Documents, while that folder doesn't exist (it probably creates it)?
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