Originally Posted by theducks
Calibre does not currently have file and record locking (thus single access). Two Accesses at the same time leads to big issues
OS vs Filesystem case will be another problem (I think you already found that, wrong case). Worse, Linux allows Joe Author and
joe author to exist, Windows barfs as it can't tell the difference
Thanks for quick reply.
I don't think that the problem I'm having is connected to simultaneous access, but as you point out, more a difference in the way the Linux and Windows versions behave. However I think that the simplest short term solution is to use VirtualBox and install Calibre in a Windows 7 guest. Much quicker than a reboot. So far all seems well and it saves having to create duplicate libraries ... a definite nightmare.
I keep an eye on how it goes and let you know.