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#1 thegrunge OFFLINE  

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 09:57 AM

Hi I'm doing a backup test on my mac. I used the server configuration backup extension (plugins) to do my restoration and I copied the metadata in the root folder where the metadata is located after the scan and that before scanning the libraries. The process is as long as if I hadn't transferred the metadata. I wonder if this is normal or if I should also use the NFO extension. In fact I am not sure what exactly this extension does apart from creating .nfo files next to each file. Thank you

 

Edit: I think I used the metadata of another version of Emby that I had installed and which was not in .config but just before in my username folder. I believe that a simple way to restore on clean installation would be to copy and paste the emby-server folder as well as that of the application.

 

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 06:19 PM

Dont have a Mac

 

But have you read the https://support.emby...01159936-backup

 

Nfo files store metadata about the movie/episode etc - rather than just in the database and speeds up scanning (especially) in a restore situation.

 

The only thing i backup for Emby is via the Configuration Backup Plugin 

 

Everything else can be recreated easy enough - especially if you have nfo's as i do - its just a matter of being patient - done this numerous times



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Posted 19 February 2020 - 06:30 PM

The plugin has nothing to do with metadata, only server configuration and users/userdata.

 

The \metadata\library folder is linked to database ids so you can not have one without the other.  So essentially one has to copy the entire programdata folder from one to the other.  But you could run into path issues doing this.



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Posted 19 February 2020 - 07:46 PM

Ok thank you I will try nfo plug-in for the “metadata part”

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 02:06 AM

I have also used the nfo plugin to allow for local nfo files with my media.. as mentioned by others this allows for an easier reconstruction of the media library. Also use the config backup to keep config information backed up on a NAS so I can restore it if needed.



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Posted 24 February 2020 - 08:01 AM

@Smaky do you need to keep a copy of the metadata folder 📁 and restore it manually or not if you use NFO plugin?

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Posted 17 March 2020 - 11:51 AM

I have relied on the NFO plugin for keeping metadata info. As I have been forced to reconstruct the server on both my PC and my Synology NAS at some point while upgrading between beta versions (or from stable to beta in one case).







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