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Old 04-16-2013, 11:25 PM   #1
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author → author sort ∀ books ⇒ long time!

I automatically converted he author-sort to author of all my books (~26 GB library). Why is it taking it a long time to update this? My hard drive is grinding away. Is it seriously recopying all the files and not simply just renaming them? If so, why is this?

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UPDATE: It just finished as I submitted this! It clearly didn't copy 26 GB in the amount of time it took. So the database was just being updated?

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Old 04-17-2013, 03:06 AM   #2
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UPDATE: It just finished as I submitted this! It clearly didn't copy 26 GB in the amount of time it took. So the database was just being updated?
I think I am in the ballpark by stating the following.

If you look at the library folder structure you would see that every author folder is named based the author field. You changed every one of those folders to author-sort so everything in your library was moved to folders with new names. The folders that said \John Doe\ I think now say \Doe, John\? That is why it took longer than just updating a database, but quite a bit quicker than copying everything.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:57 AM   #3
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I think the good Dr has the basics down.

There is one more step that is Queued: Update the backup metadata (metadata.opf) in every folder involved (rate limited to 3 per second)

You can see the Status of this queue: Click the arrow on the Library Icon: Library Maintenance: Metadata Backup Status
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