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Old 05-17-2018, 05:08 AM   #1
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How does calibre library update metadata?

Hello,

I'm wondering how does calibre library update metadata? does it need to have the books available? I would like to bring calibre library on a flash drive with me to check the books and maybe update the metadata if allowed, its because the flash drive is small, I wont be able to bring all the books.

I'm using the portable version of calibre and read somewhere about a way to separate the database and the library. will this work?

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You could bring an Empty Book Library (A Library with no formats), make changes, then replace the original metadata.db

But this is a really tedious and perilous method.
Absolutely NO changes that affect Title or Authors (affects the folder paths)

Consider a USB pocket drive. You should be able to find older (smaller) models pretty cheap (down in the price range of 32G flash) and a lot faster)
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Thank you theducks! I will buy a bigger flash drive.
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