Cannot find item

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    Graf Zahl

    I encountered following problem after moving all my mp3’s to another physical disk. I mounted the new disk like the old mp3-partition before into /home/mp3

    Now, trying to connect to daapd via iTunes:

    2005-10-04 17:04:07: Cannot find item.... corrupt database?
    2005-10-04 17:04:07: Aborting
    2005-10-04 17:04:07: Rendezvous socket closed (daap server crashed?) Aborting.
    2005-10-04 17:04:07: Aborting

    I just played around a little bit and found out, that no problems occour, if the database is stored in the same physical drive as the mp3s.

    Is this a bug in mt-daapd?
    I solved the problem for me. Perhaps this will help you others…

    Edit: I’m using 0.2.3

    Post edited by: Graf Zahl, at: 2005/10/04 15:46


    This is a known and well documented issue. [1], [2] to illustrate but two explanations.

    Briefly, the current stable release version catalogues the location of a music file based upon its inode. In almost all instances, when moved, the file acquires a new inode number. However, the existing database does not know this and will return an error.

    To fix, kill the mt-daapd process; delete the songs.gdb file; restart mt-daapd. The daemon will then rescan the tree and reindex the file locations.


    I have added this to the FAQ.

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