|09-08-2012, 04:15 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Device: BeBook One
Library on Cifs share, DB on local disk?
I have a NAS with a cifs share, where I'd like to store the library (96 GB).
On my local computer I have an 128 GB SSD, which is why I don't want to store the libtrary on my local machine.
I read that you can have the DB location overridden, so I tried that.
I tried to override the DB location with this (Ubuntu 12.04):
Exec=env CALIBRE_OVERRIDE_DATABASE_PATH=/home/jan/Calibre calibre
Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/calibre/calibre/library/restore.py", line 131, in load_preferences progress_callback=self.progress_callback) File "/usr/lib/calibre/calibre/library/database2.py", line 198, in __init__ self.connect() File "/usr/lib/calibre/calibre/library/database2.py", line 146, in connect self.conn = connect(self.dbpath, self.row_factory) File "/usr/lib/calibre/calibre/library/sqlite.py", line 366, in connect raise DatabaseException(*conn.proxy.unhandled_error) DatabaseException: unable to open database file RemoteTraceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/calibre/calibre/library/sqlite.py", line 248, in run self.connect() File "/usr/lib/calibre/calibre/library/sqlite.py", line 225, in connect detect_types=sqlite.PARSE_DECLTYPES|sqlite.PARSE_COLNAMES) OperationalError: unable to open database file
Or have I misunderstood the concept?
From the Calibre manual: 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.
Wouldn't it be easier for everyone, if the setup wizard would let one (optionally) choose separate locations for the library and the database?
|09-08-2012, 04:25 PM||#2|
Creator of calibre
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai, India
Your env var has to have the full path to the metadata.db file not its containing folder.
|09-08-2012, 09:33 PM||#4|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Southern Sweden, far out in the quiet woods
Device: Ubuntu Linux, Cybook Opus, Motorola Xoom with Mantano Premium
I have a similar setup, only I mount my NAS using nfs. Ubuntu 12.04. And like you I have my metadata.db on a SSD.
But I symlink instead. That way I can have more than one Calibre library.
|cifs, database errors, database locked, nas, samba|
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