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Old 06-30-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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Calibre on a DNS-323

Did anyone ever get this working on a DNS-323?

There were a number of conversations back and forth, so I'd like to see if
1. We can store our ebooks on a DNS-323
2. Either launch the calibre-server on the DNS or
3. keep our metadata file on a local machine, but have it reference the book folders on the server.

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Old 06-30-2012, 05:49 PM   #2
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From http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/cust...ment-variables

Why not use the
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CALIBRE_OVERRIDE_DATABASE_PATH - allows you to specify the full path to metadata.db. Using this variable you can have metadata.db be in a location other than the library folder. Useful if your library folder is on a networked drive that does not support file locking.
to point the DB to your local drive while having the library on the DNS-323?
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Peter,
Thanks for the quick reply.

I have my library on Z:\SharedFiles\eBooks

If I create a new metadata.db on c:\mybooks

I would set my CALIBRE_OVERRIDE_DATABASE_PATH to be "c:\mybooks", right?

I'm not clear on how to have the books reside on a folder different than the metadata.db. How do I add them?

I made the change to the environment variable, opened Calibre and was told the library database appears to be corrupted. There were/are not books in it. What did I miss?
And now I can't get into Calibre at all. When I select 'Yes' to the rebuild, this is what I get.

calibre, version 0.8.58
ERROR: Failed: Restoring database failed, click Show details to see details

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "site-packages\calibre\library\restore.py", line 112, in run
File "site-packages\calibre\library\restore.py", line 229, in create_cc_metadata
File "site-packages\calibre\library\database2.py", line 197, in __init__
File "site-packages\calibre\library\database2.py", line 145, in connect
File "site-packages\calibre\library\sqlite.py", line 366, in connect
DatabaseException: unable to open database file
RemoteTraceback (most recent call last):
File "site-packages\calibre\library\sqlite.py", line 248, in run
File "site-packages\calibre\library\sqlite.py", line 225, in connect
OperationalError: unable to open database file
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Sorry not an expert at all; have never tried this.. I might play with it and see..

However do see http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84390
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I have my library on Z:\SharedFiles\eBooks

If I create a new metadata.db on c:\mybooks

I would set my CALIBRE_OVERRIDE_DATABASE_PATH to be "c:\mybooks", right?
That is not quite right. The path includes the database filename so in your case this means it should be set to c:\mybooks\metadata.db
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Accessing Library OK, but books are on local drive

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That is not quite right. The path includes the database filename so in your case this means it should be set to c:\mybooks\metadata.db
That worked better.. now i can get into the library.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding the environment variable.

I've got the variable set for a local drive c:\mybooks\metadata.db
I've to the actual .epubs on a NAS drive "z:\shared\ebooks"

If I add a epub from the Z drive, it does show up in my library, but it is also copied to my c:\mybooks folder. I was expecting that the book would NOT be copied to the c:\mybooks, but rather referenced by the Library and reside on the Z:\shared\ebooks folder.

I'm sure I missed something, but right now it doesn't seem much different than if I had all the ebooks on my local drive...

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Should this environment variable still copy the books to a local drive?
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:46 PM   #8
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Anyone has experience to run Calibre on DNS 321 or DNS 323? I only need it to fetch news to my Kindle. I was following the below post by plord, but not getting luck.

http://forum.dsmg600.info/viewtopic.php?id=6053

Anyone can share the experience will be great.

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