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This is the second time my JRiver unable to connect to my two NAS units. I used to assign them as W and Z but somehow when I was configuring the second router both drives disappeared. Although, I was able to remap them but the process usually takes one or two music days while the library gets rebuild. I have now installed internal drives and copy all files from the NAS.

 

Meanwhile, is there any way to stop JR from rebuilding or referring to the NAS without the need to rebuild the library?

 

Thanks.

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I always use the same drive letter, manually assigned, to my HDD's for the audio/video storage so as to be able to recopy the library from one computer to another with the backup JRiver library file, use restore to restore library.   This way I never need to rebuild.  

I would assume the same would apply to a NAS, just rename the drive letters from the OS.

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Thanks. I can rename the drives as W and Z but I do not want JRiver to access those drives anymore since I have transferred all the files to the internal HDD. The trouble is JRiver stil try to locate the files and repair the broken links which is causing JRiver tohang while the process is going on. 

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I have had no problems with JRiver access to my 54TB Synology NAS or temporarily on local drives for years.  But, I have not done much juggling of drive locations or drive letter assignments, network reconfigurations, etc.

 

i have not used it, but JRiver's Copy, Rename, etc. utility might be a better way to move stuff around and repoint the library entries to a new drive or directory, assuming Windows and JRiver can "see"  all the drives and files.

 

I am much happier with my media on a NAS with RAID for reliability, plus backups. I don't believe there are sonic or any other advantages to local, non-RAID drives.

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9 hours ago, plissken said:

Make a copy of the above. Then delete the contents of the library folder and then Rebuild. This should do trick since there will no longer be a reference to any mapped drive letters.

 

Rebuilding will solve the problem ( actually, I have resorted to this ) but I have made so many playlists and notes to each track that might get wiped out during this process. I am not saying it will but some of the notes went missing. Thankfully, I made a backup library to restore to the previous state. This is working for now although not a perfect solution for my problem.

 

Thank you so much for your input.

 

8 hours ago, Fitzcaraldo215 said:

I am much happier with my media on a NAS with RAID for reliability, plus backups. I don't believe there are sonic or any other advantages to local, non-RAID drives.

 

After few years with NAS, I am moving back to internal drive. The PC is quiet and with 6 SSD/HDD solution I don't see why I need to access the NAS anymore. NAS will still remain there as the backup but in terms of speed and relaibilty the internal HDD is the way to go, especially in my situation with multiple zones. I agree that whatever sonic difference there might be, it will not be identifiable under normal real life listening experience.

 

Thank you so much for your input.

 

BTW, did you say 54TB?!  That is a big collection. Maybe, enough to start you own radio station. :))

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16 hours ago, STC said:

 

Rebuilding will solve the problem ( actually, I have resorted to this ) but I have made so many playlists and notes to each track that might get wiped out during this process. I am not saying it will but some of the notes went missing. Thankfully, I made a backup library to restore to the previous state. This is working for now although not a perfect solution for my problem.

 

Thank you so much for your input.

 

 

After few years with NAS, I am moving back to internal drive. The PC is quiet and with 6 SSD/HDD solution I don't see why I need to access the NAS anymore. NAS will still remain there as the backup but in terms of speed and relaibilty the internal HDD is the way to go, especially in my situation with multiple zones. I agree that whatever sonic difference there might be, it will not be identifiable under normal real life listening experience.

 

Thank you so much for your input.

 

BTW, did you say 54TB?!  That is a big collection. Maybe, enough to start you own radio station. :))

Yup, 54TB minus RAID overhead.  It is mostly Mch SACD rips, plus some BDs.  They are all huge. I am planning a 5-drive expansion unit with 6 or 8TB drives, because the NAS is getting pretty full.

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