|04-21-2010, 02:48 PM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Device: Palm Lifedrive
merge library from two computers
I'm using calibre on two different computers, and I have different libraries on both, but there is some overlap. On one computer I tried to merge the two libraries by combining the folders and files in my calibre library folder, but I did not copy over the metadata.db file from the second computer. When I open calibre, it only sees the books from the one library, not those that I added. How do I merge the two libraries, so that both are complete?
Is there a way to merge the two metadata files? When I tried to check it for correctness in the preferences|tools like it says in the manual, this process exited with an error. I've tried external db editors but I'm having no luck. Can anyone here help me out?
|04-21-2010, 03:55 PM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2008
You can export all books from each library (by doing "Save to disk"), and then import all books into a new, empty library. This will preserve all tags etc. If the overlapping books are identical (same files), you shouldn't lose any files.
Be careful if you have any files that are not on the list of supported extensions (pdf, lit, epub, txt, zip etc). If you added a file that Calibre doesn't recognize (like a .tar file, for example), then it will be saved during the export, but it will not be imported into the new library.
|04-21-2010, 03:56 PM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2009
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