|08-15-2011, 11:42 PM||#1|
Retired & reading more!
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: North Alabama, USA
Device: Kindle 1, iPad 4, iPhone 5
Calibre questions re. 2 computers using same library
I have two computers on my network & sometimes I work on one and other times on the other. They both have Calibre & point to the same location (on Dropbox) for the library, i.e. I enter books sometimes via one & sometimes via the other.
|08-15-2011, 11:48 PM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: (The original) Silicon Valley, USA
Device: Galaxy Tab 2, Astak Pocket Pro, K4NT
1) Calibre was not designed to have this.
2) your dropbox should have time to sync
VNC or other remote control (RDC if Windows) software and you only have 1 computer running Calibre (the other is only a remote of the first) could be a solution if both are UP at the same time.
|08-16-2011, 03:27 AM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Device: Sony PRS-950, iphone/ipad (Marvin/iBooks/QuickReader)
One good thing is that if you get into the state where the databases are out os sync youncan use the facility that allows Calibre to rebuild the database from the Metadat.opf file it stores with each book. This should get you back to a consistent state I believe (although I have not tried it myself)
Development is under way to allow calibre to operate with multiple active clients against the same database, so when that is complete it will be possible to run multiple clients at the same time. Until that is ready (no ETA) then if you are careful and follow the guidelines above you should be OK.
|08-16-2011, 03:51 AM||#4|
by the bootstraps
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southeast US
Device: PRS-T2, Nexus 7, KindleT, iPad1, Kindle3KB
There are some workarounds even if you don't use DropBox or other FileHosting/Syncing service.
One way is to make a copy of the library, then make only that copy available to the other instance of calibre on the other computer. And remember to use it only as Read-Only, any changes made won't cross over to the original. That was the way I was doing it to have 2 different libraries open on side by side computers.
Last edited by unboggling; 08-16-2011 at 03:54 AM.
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