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Old 12-31-2018, 10:58 AM   #1
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calibredb does not work with content server running (content server is using --enable

Hi all,

I cannot use calibredb on ubuntu command line because of

"Another calibre program ... is running". But calibre-server is running with "--enable-local-write"

What I'm doing wrong?

How can I use calbredb at the same time, while calibre-server is running?

with best regards,


root@host1:~# calibredb --version
calibredb (calibre 3.7)
root@host1:~# calibre-server --version
calibre-server (calibre 3.7)

root@host1:~# uname -a
Linux host1 4.15.0-1021-aws #21-Ubuntu SMP Tue Aug 28 10:23:07 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

root@host1:~# ps -edalf | grep calibre | grep -v grep
4 S root 1 0 0 80 0 - 272788 poll_s 15:34 ? 00:00:01 /usr/bin/python2.7 /usr/bin/calibre-server /opt/calibre/library --enable-local-write

root@host1:~# calibredb list_categories --library-path /opt/calibre/library
Another calibre program such as calibre-server or the main calibre program is running. Having multiple programs that can make changes to a calibre library running at the same time is a bad idea. calibredb can connect directly to a running calibre content server, to make changes through it, instead. See the documentation of the --with-library option for details.

Last edited by Irvin; 12-31-2018 at 11:03 AM.
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