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Old 07-24-2017, 07:36 PM   #1
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Question Backing Up an Empty Library

I have a "Review" library where I keep a record of all my books read. There is no actual ebook file associated with the entry, just the rating, date, etc and the review in the comments section. I also have hi-res covers.

Will using the regular export library function be fine? I've got about 3200 entries, so I am hesitant to mess around but who knows when something bad might happen and I'll need that backup.

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Old 07-24-2017, 08:55 PM   #2
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I have a "Review" library where I keep a record of all my books read. There is no actual ebook file associated with the entry, just the rating, date, etc and the review in the comments section. I also have hi-res covers.

Will using the regular export library function be fine? I've got about 3200 entries, so I am hesitant to mess around but who knows when something bad might happen and I'll need that backup.

Thanks.
I assume you have covers as well as metadata.

You could just copy (zip up) that Library's folder
But...
Why not try (test case) exporting? They are just spanned zip files.
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Old 07-25-2017, 05:55 PM   #3
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Yeah, I guess I'll bite the bullet and try exporting it to a thumb drive and then installing a new copy of calibre on the Mrs' computer and importing it there. I was hoping to avoid "testing" but I guess there's no answer like finding out for yourself
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@Ravensknight - FWIW I'd be flabbergasted if export/import couldn't cope with a library where there were no format files in the book folders.

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@Ravensknight - FWIW I'd be flabbergasted if export/import couldn't cope with a library where there were no format files in the book folders.

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Me too. But I've never seen anyone ask about it, so I'd figure I'd ask to see if anyone has successfully done it. I don't want to be a testcase
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