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 07-30-2009, 04:22 PM #1 myle00 Connoisseur     Posts: 71 Karma: 422 Join Date: Jun 2009 Device: Palm Treo Moving library folder outside calibre - than change within. I had a question about moving my library folder. My books currently add up to >70 gb and since I have finally gotten a extra hard drive I decided to move my library to the new drive. I tried to do it once within calibre - just point it to the new folder and let calibre copy. However, after running for 1.5 days it slowed down to a trickle at 83%. Unfortunately, the stupid Windows decided in the middle of the night that I needed an update so it installed an update and automatically restarted my computer losing all the work from calibre. So I decided to copy the library folder by myself - which took only 2 hours - and than in calibre change it so that it points to the new folder. From the forms I found that --migrate might work, but here is what happened when I tried pointing it to the copied folder. Code: C:\Users\xxxxxx>calibre-debug.exe --migrate "C:\Users\xxxxxxxx\D esktop\Books\metadata.db" "D:\Books\" Upgrading database from version: 7 Traceback (most recent call last): File "debug.py", line 178, in File "debug.py", line 165, in main File "debug.py", line 83, in migrate File "calibre\library\database.pyo", line 808, in __init__ File "calibre\library\database.pyo", line 735, in upgrade_version7 sqlite3.OperationalError: no such trigger: fkc_delete_books_series_link Is there an easy way of doing this or do I have to copy it within calibre? Thanks, Matt
 07-30-2009, 06:16 PM #2 kovidgoyal creator of calibre     Posts: 32,007 Karma: 9797962 Join Date: Oct 2006 Location: Mumbai, India Device: Various just go to the preferences and change the path to point to the new location. or launch calibre as calibre --with-library \path\to\new\folder --migrate is meant for migrating old style calibre databases to new ones
 07-30-2009, 06:44 PM #3 myle00 Connoisseur     Posts: 71 Karma: 422 Join Date: Jun 2009 Device: Palm Treo Thanks, I didn't know that if it was already copied, calibre won't copy the library!
 07-30-2009, 06:53 PM #4 kovidgoyal creator of calibre     Posts: 32,007 Karma: 9797962 Join Date: Oct 2006 Location: Mumbai, India Device: Various Basically, if it detects a library at the new location, it willuse it.
 08-16-2011, 07:09 AM #5 meandher57 Enthusiast   Posts: 46 Karma: 10 Join Date: May 2011 Device: kobo Moving Calibre Library I KNEW there had to be a way to do this...I am also moving my Calibre file to an external hard drive... but I don't see where in Preferences is the option to change the target storage file. I am probably missing something obvious, but would appreciate a gentle nudge in the right direction.
 08-16-2011, 08:03 AM #6 XisiX Junior Member   Posts: 4 Karma: 10 Join Date: Feb 2011 Location: BiH Device: Kindle 3 WiFi You're right, it IS so obvious that it might have been overlooked sometimes. Attached Thumbnails
 08-16-2011, 08:08 AM #7 meandher57 Enthusiast   Posts: 46 Karma: 10 Join Date: May 2011 Device: kobo So.... copy the library over to the new drive.... then choose THAT library to work with? And presumably I could safely delete the current library? Oh, nevermind... I see the options that are available now. Thanks for the nudge! Last edited by meandher57; 08-16-2011 at 08:10 AM.

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