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Old 12-28-2019, 11:08 AM   #16
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Is there a valid option for having the library in the cloud or something alike at least?
keep a COPY in the cloud for easy access but keep the master copy local. use free file sync utilities set to one way mirror to keep cloud up to date

and you may be able to download directly from cloud to device, using a device browser, which gets around some of the send to... issues
[ some devices work with some cloud solutions , but you need to research it.
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Old 12-28-2019, 04:01 PM   #17
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Is there a valid option for having the library in the cloud or something alike at least?
You should read this ==>> this.

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. . . use a file syncing tool like DropBox . . . it is essential that you make sure that both calibre and the file syncing tool do not try to access the calibre library at the same time.
What that means in practice, is that you must stop the cloud sync service before you start calibre.

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Old 01-04-2020, 11:32 AM   #18
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keep a COPY in the cloud for easy access but keep the master copy local. use free file sync utilities set to one way mirror to keep cloud up to date
Thanks man!
I set up a local library and SyncToy for the copy on OneDrive. Works perfectly fine.


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You should read this ==>> this.
What that means in practice, is that you must stop the cloud sync service before you start calibre.
Read it (should have done so earlier and safe you all some effort). My thought was, that as long as only one instance of Calibre is accessing the library at a time, I'm safe. Apparently that is not the case.


My use case was to have two computers on two locations and I wanted to edit the library no matter where I'm at.
Guess for now this only works with a USB stick or someting alike.
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Thanks man!
I set up a local library and SyncToy for the copy on OneDrive. Works perfectly fine.

My use case was to have two computers on two locations and I wanted to edit the library no matter where I'm at.
Guess for now this only works with a USB stick or someting alike.
1 library, 1 user...access from 2 locations, safely, should be doable. If the library pc is running, use folder share and remote login. If it's only shared to yourself, it should be fine.
There may well be slicker methods, it's not a feature I need some am not expert.

If you are going to have the library on 2 pcs and in the cloud, but you are still the only user, then you just have to be very organised about when to sync and in what direction
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Amazon wrejects new MOBIs you have to stick to old. And remember that conversion settings are used from previous conversions in preference: https://manual.calibre-ebook.com/con...for-conversion
...or you can go into your output options and change the MOBI file type to "both", which will give you the best of both worlds. You can email the file to Amazon, and you will get the newer (but not the newest) filetype that can handle custom fonts and most of the enhanced typesetting.

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My use case was to have two computers on two locations and I wanted to edit the library no matter where I'm at.
Guess for now this only works with a USB stick or someting alike.
FWIW - the CalibreSpy plugin is a read only library viewer. You can a) use it to view multiple libraries - concurrently, and b) use it on multiple computers - concurrently. Works fine across a LAN, I haven't tried it across a WAN. But it has no metadata update capability, that must be done via the calibre GUI (single library, single instance).

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Old 01-21-2020, 04:08 AM   #22
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1 library, 1 user...access from 2 locations, safely, should be doable. If the library pc is running, use folder share and remote login. If it's only shared to yourself, it should be fine.
There may well be slicker methods, it's not a feature I need some am not expert.

If you are going to have the library on 2 pcs and in the cloud, but you are still the only user, then you just have to be very organised about when to sync and in what direction
Alright. I thought now, that even OneDrive itself could fuck the library up somehow.
For now, I think I'll stick with the local version and putting a copy on the cloud. Maybe I'll turn it around some time.

Usually it is not a problem, because only of the two PCs is running at a time, with enough time in-between.
I think I screwed up when I was setting up one of them in parallel and accessed the library almost in parallel..


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...or you can go into your output options and change the MOBI file type to "both", which will give you the best of both worlds. You can email the file to Amazon, and you will get the newer (but not the newest) filetype that can handle custom fonts and most of the enhanced typesetting.
Well, when put to "both", my experience is, that the sync of the last read page does not work reliable anymore.
Now that I have the setting on "old", I get both, the flawless sync and the even the book cover.


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FWIW - the CalibreSpy plugin is a read only library viewer. You can a) use it to view multiple libraries - concurrently, and b) use it on multiple computers - concurrently. Works fine across a LAN, I haven't tried it across a WAN. But it has no metadata update capability, that must be done via the calibre GUI (single library, single instance).
That indeed is a really great suggestion! Thanks for that!
I'll check it out when time allows it, but since I'm planning on setting up a NAS anyway, maybe it would be an option to have Calibre running on that and setup CalibreSpy as well?
Or is the virtual library (Web library? Not sure about the exact wording here) better suited for this?
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Old 01-21-2020, 04:09 AM   #23
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Covers will show if you use the original MOBI format (calibre's MOBI old). In exchange you lose some formatting options.
I hear that a lot, that the "old" setting makes you lose formatting options.
But honestly, I could not see much of a difference.
In which way are the formatting options affected?
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I hear that a lot, that the "old" setting makes you lose formatting options.
But honestly, I could not see much of a difference.
In which way are the formatting options affected?
Embedded fonts and some margin settings go. Not every book has them.

You can't use custom fonts or boldness slider on your Kindle with the old mobi either.
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I'll check it out when time allows it, but since I'm planning on setting up a NAS anyway, maybe it would be an option to have Calibre running on that and setup CalibreSpy as well?
Don't put your Calibre library on a NAS. It'll mess up your library.
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Have you tried renaming it to .png?, I rename all my epubs to .png and send them via "send to kindle" option and getting covers plus page sync.
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