Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Software > Calibre

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-30-2020, 06:45 PM   #1
droopy
Guru
droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 743
Karma: 2912460
Join Date: Apr 2009
Device: Kobo Forma
Not enough space to export/backup library. How to do partial backup?

My laptop has a 220GB SSD. My Calibre library takes up 88 GB of space. Right now there’s only about 66 GB remaining space on my laptop.

I can’t completely back up my Calibre Library (using the "export your data" function).

Is there a way I can do part-by-part backups of my Calibre library? Maybe I can back up 35 GB of the books that are low-priority reading.
Just to be clear, I don't want to save just the epub/pdf/azw files, but also the metadata associated with them (e.g. comments, date added, date modified, rating, etc).

My end goal is that, one or two years from now, when I get a larger storage space (like a 2TB HDD in the disc-drive bay), I can reunite the 35GB-portion of my books that I upload to my Google Drive cloud storage space with the rest of the my calibre library (88-35=53GB) that will stay on my laptop.

Last edited by droopy; 12-30-2020 at 09:01 PM.
droopy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2020, 06:52 PM   #2
ownedbycats
Wizard
ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,858
Karma: 5140624
Join Date: Oct 2018
Device: Kobo Aura HD
If you have an optical disk drive (which is becoming incredibly rare these days) and a bunch of DVD-Rs to spare, there are tools (e.g. CDBurnerXP) which can handle disk spanning.
ownedbycats is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 12-30-2020, 07:05 PM   #3
droopy
Guru
droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 743
Karma: 2912460
Join Date: Apr 2009
Device: Kobo Forma
ownedbycats,
i've already removed the disk drive and I don't have easy access to disks and I'd rather not use disks.
droopy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2020, 07:30 PM   #4
ownedbycats
Wizard
ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ownedbycats ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,858
Karma: 5140624
Join Date: Oct 2018
Device: Kobo Aura HD
Are you currently unable to get any other external storage? Sometimes internal drives + external enclosure can be a better value (and internal drives also tend to have better warranties, damned Seagates).

Last edited by ownedbycats; 12-30-2020 at 07:33 PM.
ownedbycats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2020, 07:34 PM   #5
BetterRed
null operator
BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 16,983
Karma: 19749604
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sydney Australia
Device: none
To what media do you want to export your library? If its for backup purposes it should be external - like a USB stick, or cloud storage.

BR
BetterRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 12-30-2020, 07:35 PM   #6
droopy
Guru
droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 743
Karma: 2912460
Join Date: Apr 2009
Device: Kobo Forma
Quote:
Originally Posted by BetterRed View Post
To what media do you want to export your library? If its for backup purposes it should be external - like a USB stick, or cloud storage.

BR
cloud.
droopy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2020, 07:45 PM   #7
BetterRed
null operator
BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BetterRed ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 16,983
Karma: 19749604
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sydney Australia
Device: none
Quote:
Originally Posted by droopy View Post
cloud.
Then I suggest you use a tool that will do an incremental backup, such as Free File Sync's mirror feature. After the the first backup it only copies changes (adds, edits and deletes), which means its significantly faster than exporting the whole library every time. And you can restore individual books or file - e.g. a cover.

BR
BetterRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2020, 08:45 PM   #8
Sirtel
Wizard
Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Sirtel's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,736
Karma: 81503660
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Estonia
Device: Kindle Oasis 2/Oasis 3, Nook Glowlight Plus 7.8'', Kobo Libra H2O
Why not get an external drive and do a full backup on that? Partial backup would only be feasible if you split your library.
Sirtel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2020, 08:45 PM   #9
droopy
Guru
droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 743
Karma: 2912460
Join Date: Apr 2009
Device: Kobo Forma
Quote:
Originally Posted by BetterRed View Post
Then I suggest you use a tool that will do an incremental backup, such as Free File Sync's mirror feature. After the the first backup it only copies changes (adds, edits and deletes), which means its significantly faster than exporting the whole library every time. And you can restore individual books or file - e.g. a cover.

BR
I use google drive. Will incremental backup work with Google drive
droopy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2020, 08:49 PM   #10
droopy
Guru
droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 743
Karma: 2912460
Join Date: Apr 2009
Device: Kobo Forma
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sirtel View Post
Why not get an external drive and do a full backup on that? Partial backup would only be feasible if you split your library.

I actually own a desktop computer (with a larger storage, if I recall). But I won't/can't reunite with it for at least half a year. All this to say that I'd rather not get an external drive.

What are the downsides to splitting a library?

I'm open to splitting a library.

Last edited by droopy; 12-30-2020 at 09:09 PM.
droopy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2020, 08:53 PM   #11
Sirtel
Wizard
Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Sirtel's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,736
Karma: 81503660
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Estonia
Device: Kindle Oasis 2/Oasis 3, Nook Glowlight Plus 7.8'', Kobo Libra H2O
Quote:
Originally Posted by droopy View Post
I actually own a desktop computer (with a larger storage, if I recall). But I won't/can't reunite with it for at least half a year. All this to say that if rather not get an extremely drive.

What are the downsides to splitting a library?

I'm open to splitting a library.
No downsides other than having two libraries instead of one, AFAIK. You can copy your split books back to your main library afterwards.

There is a plugin for splitting a library. I haven't tried it myself.
Sirtel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2020, 08:56 PM   #12
JSWolf
Resident Curmudgeon
JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
JSWolf's Avatar
 
Posts: 61,842
Karma: 88645836
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, PRS-650, PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 4, iPhone SE 2020, PW3
Quote:
Originally Posted by droopy View Post
cloud.
Cloud storage is not a good idea in this case There is not enough space for another copy. Cloud storage programs are two way. They can mess up your library. Never ever let cloud storage touch your active library. It's a good way to mess it up. It may work for a while, but that one time it doesn't then your library can be a problem.

You do have to shut off the cloud sync program when using your library. But that is an easy thing to forget. So please, don't use cloud storage.

Last edited by JSWolf; 12-30-2020 at 08:58 PM.
JSWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2020, 08:59 PM   #13
droopy
Guru
droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.droopy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 743
Karma: 2912460
Join Date: Apr 2009
Device: Kobo Forma
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSWolf View Post
No. There is not enough space for another copy. Cloud storage programs are two way. They can mess up your library. Never ever let cloud storage touch your active library. It's a good way to mess it up.
Before my calibre library became bigger than my remaining space, I have done one-way syncing to the cloud. In other words I upload the data files that Calibre creates when I export my library into my Google drive. But I don't use/have active sync or two-way sync as you say.

I'm on Linux. Google has not created a two-way sync program for Linux. So I'm safe from any risks that you are warning me about.
droopy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2020, 09:00 PM   #14
JSWolf
Resident Curmudgeon
JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
JSWolf's Avatar
 
Posts: 61,842
Karma: 88645836
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, PRS-650, PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 4, iPhone SE 2020, PW3
Quote:
Originally Posted by droopy View Post
I use google drive. Will incremental backup work with Google drive
Google drive is known to be one of the worst if not the worst to use with a Calibre library.
JSWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2020, 09:05 PM   #15
JSWolf
Resident Curmudgeon
JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
JSWolf's Avatar
 
Posts: 61,842
Karma: 88645836
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, PRS-650, PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 4, iPhone SE 2020, PW3
Quote:
Originally Posted by droopy View Post
I actually own a desktop computer (with a larger storage, if I recall). But I won't/can't reunite with it for at least half a year. All this to say that if rather not get an extremely drive.

What are the downsides to splitting a library?

I'm open to splitting a library.
Your best solution is to get a 512GB USB Flash drive and then do a full backup of the computer. You will have enough storage to do multiple backups of your complete library. You might have enough space left for three library backups but two for sure.
JSWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Download backup library Maarten55 Library Management 9 03-12-2018 04:56 PM
merge to backup library peaceridge Library Management 10 03-23-2015 10:14 AM
How can I export or backup highlights and annotations under Adobe Digital Editions 2? oblador Reading and Management 0 03-20-2013 04:24 PM
PE can't read EE library backup melitabel enTourage eDGe 4 08-29-2011 01:39 AM
Help with backup library please? crossi Library Management 4 08-10-2011 04:56 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:26 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.