So what function should I be afraid of?
At the moment I am afraid of the whole product!
@Luke mentioned the fix is in the next release, so from that I take it I am currently on a version with this issue and if all the things line up BOOM the server decides all my media gets deleted.
the OP lost everything, I have stuff in my collection that I ripped years ago from DVDs and BR disks, I have at least 3 TV Shows I ripped (hundreds of episodes) and manually converted to mkv's with hundreds of hours of work going into that. If this is at risk I would like to know about it.
Thats my point.
As I mentioned, not even sure what I can or can't touch at this point. Will it do the same to TV and photos and music? If so, what should I not do? Again...No notices.
Understand...To me...You have said yes, there is a major issue...yet at the same time not putting out a notice make me feel like I did something. Not the case. If you know for a fact that refresh did not make for this issue, and I can see the logic, then you may care to change the title of the thread at least to be correct as to what made for the issue. Do you actually know for sure what at this point what actually caused it? Have you guys gone and reproduce the issue? (Note that I have done delete media via my Kodi box that is using the Emby plugin without such issue. The deletes in this case that I did were done via the Web Browser interface. Not sure how the code works...But just adding that.
And not knowing what I should NOT do kills me. Again, scared for my TV shows, music, and photos so for now, Emby if off-line and I needed to rebuild Kodi and using a Kodi database to what shows. (At least it did not take hours to scan all the movies.)
I am starting to get lost for words and more upset actually about nothing happening to get the word out by Emby or a roll out a release NOW that fixes the issue vs waiting for the next release. At least people with auto update on would then get a fix and can be safe. This could be a bomb waiting to happen for how many people?
Luke, I don't post here a lot. I really have had very little need to. I did by a lifetime license as I liked the product at the time over Plex who actually gave me a free license (all products, plugins and all) so thats does say something.
You know however who I am, or maybe you don't. (If not, reach out as you may care to.) I surely could write a post on other communities about how Emby deleted my collection which surely would not go over to well and would for sure be picked up by all the major geek and AV sites. But no, I am taking it for what it is...Someone just messed up. I am not looking to take down Emby which I truly have enjoyed using. But it is what is happening, or I should say lack of happening now, that is upsetting to me.
Sure, this was a movie collection and I DID not have a backup of my collection. I am running unRAID so if I lost a drive I could rebuild, so I do have some protections in place. But not for something like this. Even unRAID's Recycle Bin plugin would not have saved me as it only works if a delete happens from over the network, not from a local call on the server. I did post this over on the unRaid community under the Emby Docker thread to let people know. Know what I got? People blasting me for not having a backup and thus it was "my fault", not Emby, for not having a backup if I "really cared about my data". I do backup items that are very important offsite. But Movies, TV, & Music I did not think need it that much protection as I was protected from a drive failure at least. (But yes, there are movies I cannot get back as they can no longer be found.) My photos are on Google Drive so they are safe.
Side Note...My wife and I for the last 5 years live full time in a motor coach traveling the US. As such, my downloads all come from AT&T and Verizon JetPacks. So, well, speed and data use is an issue. So I will not be able to get 17TB of movies back nor could I have sent backups off site as that is just a lot of data use.
Right now we are just trying to remember ones we had that we still needed to watch.
Shameless plug...The movie "The Challenger Disaster" (2019) is an independent movie that my wife and I Executive Produced just came out on January 24th. The true story of how a few engineers tried to stop the Challenger Shuttle from being launched. So we did add that one back to the collection already.