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Old 08-24-2011, 06:27 PM   #5
rkomar
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Removing books via the Library app Delete menu item seems to be safe (i.e. it updates the database with the deletion information). I know that deleting books from USB mounted drives often corrupts the database (because it doesn't know that the book has been removed from the device that way). I'm not sure that your ftp sync'ing won't ultimately cause the same corruption problems. If everything you update is in a single directory, then it might be best to delete that directory using the Library Delete menu item first before copying the updated files after. You just have to select the directory, hold down the round button, and choose Delete in the File menu.

Edit: I should mention that you can use Configuration>Maintenance>Clean_state to remove information about deleted books from the database. However, it also clears all bookmarks and resets the Configuration options back to the default settings, so it's a bit of a pain to get things back to the way they were afterwards if you customized a bunch of things.

Last edited by rkomar; 08-24-2011 at 06:32 PM. Reason: Added note about fixing corruption.
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