Maybe the title of this thread needs to be changed, or maybe I need to start a new one (let me know). So every time I tried to most any of the programdata files or folders the NAS became inaccessible. One of the folders I was able to pull of was Collections which I have now copied back to the new server install but the collections aren't showing. The only one I see is one I created within the new server install to see where the folder was placed in the module and then be able to paste the old folder over it - location is /raid/data/module/EmbyServer/programdata/data/collections/. I've verified the file location references within the xml files are correct. I've rescanned the library, refreshed the metadata and restarted the emby server, all several times. Was there another file or folder from the original programdata folder I needed to get (but couldn't with the NAS issues).
So an Update - I deleted the contents of the collections folder (all the folders and files I pasted there from the old server set up, scanned the library again, refreshed metadata again, and rebooted. When I open the Collections library there are still no collections but now the image for the library is a multi picture image of some of the collections that should be there.
Update again: the multi picture image WAS the library. Apparently after I reboot emby is replacing each of the collections.xml files with a version that doesn't have all my media references as well as missing some other data.
Edited by Hoochee, 30 March 2020 - 06:42 PM.