Monitoring a master music server library but storing music local
I am storing all my music on a central music server in the house. New music is discovered and added to iTunes local library (in order for the kids to be able to play music offline or when they are out of the house) using iTunes Folder Watch. But as I see it both the old folder watch software and the new Library Toolkit cannot monitor changes to music on the music server and then syncronize to the local iTunes Library. The new adverticed facility where library toolkit should be able to monitor changes is only working if iTunes media folder is the same. Am I the only one having all my music on a central server on where I manage all my music (covers, albums etc) but would like to have music replicated and changes automaticly maintained on the local library storages as well?
With kind regards
Why not rsync the master music to the local copies? Even by wathing the folder or just on a specified time (cron job)?
Yeah, this is an interesting setup and I think this is within what you might call "music library automation". bliss is quite a way from being able to do this, in full, with an iTunes library, but I'll leave this idea anyway because it's interesting.
How are the individual music libraries connected? Can the master server 'mount' the remote libraries to write to their filesystems like they were local? If not, you would need software installed on all the nodes of your network, which would get more complex (and is probably further than I'd want bliss to go).
Very interesting idea which I might apply in the next few months...
I have a server which is in charge of downloading, auto tagging and sorting music, and an automated scheduled backup of the music share, but I might have a local copy on another computer added when hard drives will have their price back to normal.
I think you have a great setup there, can't wait to see Dan's answer
Voting for your idea :)