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Transferring collection data (incl. cover-art) from to 4.2.x

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#1 FBecker.privat OFFLINE  



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Posted 20 November 2019 - 05:58 AM



This is my first post to this blog - so please tolerate "stupid questions" as I'm neither familiar with this blog nor am I a native english speaker.


The problem I'm facing:

I'm storing movies on a NAS in my private network at home.

By running Emby server on a Windos 7 PC I created many collections and spent ours and ours in creating cover-art and other informations as a lot of the movies are documentaries and other stuff that is not "auto identified" by emby.

Later I decided to change the PC to another one running Windows 10 and I installed emby in a much newer version (it was 3.8.x if I remember right). Doing a backup on Emby server (via backup plug-in) and importing it to Emby 3.8. was not really doing what I wanted to, The collections have been basically restored but without additional movie-infos and cover art! So I decided to run the Windows 7 PC for another few months ... never change a running system :-).


But as running Windows 7 is no longer a good idea I want to do this excercise again - now switching from to the newest version of emby server.

Any solution or advice for correct workflow for preventing me to spent an enormous amount of time again for re-creating my collections incl. cover-art? How to get all (!) movie informations copied?


I'm very thankful for any kind of help!



#2 Luke OFFLINE  


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Posted 20 November 2019 - 11:41 AM

Hi there, we have a wiki article in how to manually migrate collections:
Coming from such an old version to a new version, you could try the same procedure. Let us know if this helps. Thanks.

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