|04-16-2013, 11:25 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2012
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?
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?
Last edited by Geremia; 04-16-2013 at 11:27 PM. Reason: added update
|04-17-2013, 03:06 AM||#2|
US Navy, Retired
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North Carolina
Device: Nexus 7
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.
|04-17-2013, 09:57 AM||#3|
Well trained by Cats
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: (The original) Silicon Valley, USA
Device: Astak Pocket Pro, K4NT,Galaxy Tab 2
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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