|03-07-2012, 07:38 AM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2012
Calibre library locked when reading from virtual machine
I've re-built my machine with a fresh install of Windows 7 64 bit. Before this I was running Windows XP and had Calibre installed and had my library working fine, great.
I've created a virtual machine using VMware Player, installed Windows7 64 bit and Calibre on that. Why? I'm using a virtual machine for any non-critical software so that next time I upgrade I can just copy it over instead of re-installing thousands of programs.
Anyway, I've installed Calibre on the virtual machine and am trying to use the Switch/Create Library option. As soon as I point to my old library on my host machine it says:
Any suggestions welcome.
|03-07-2012, 07:57 AM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Device: Sony PRS-950, iphone/ipad (Marvin/iBooks/QuickReader)
How are you setting up the VM to point to the library? I have no problem if I do it by creating a share on the host and then use the (virtual) network and using the "map drive" option to assign a letter to the share. Doing it any other way can cause problems due to limitations on the OS calls supported for accessing the file.
Also you must make certain that you do not have another copy of calibre accessing the library - calibre only supports single user access to its database.
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