[Shotwell] Shotwell removed some photos
take at nerd.fi
Mon Sep 27 01:04:56 PDT 2010
I ran into an behaviour, which is really unacceptable. The setup is that
I have shotwell storage on NFS-mount (to access files from various
computers), /media/Photo. I have an symlink ~/.shotwell ->
/media/Photo/.shotwell (on every machine, including workstation which
acts as an NFS-server)
First, there is an speed issue with shotwell when used like this from
remote machine, but that's a whole another matter and not actually the
problem at hand.
I imported ~100 photos from laptop to shotwell (which access data over
WLAN-link and NFS) and, here's the strange part: I started shotwell on
my workstation and saw those pictures for a while, but then "something"
happened and those photos disappeared. Perhaps shotwell did some kind of
reindex/whatever, I don't know. Anyways, the result is, that those
photos are missing. There's no files whatsoever on /media/Photo/2010/08.
On the laptop, even if the import process took ages, shotwell responded
"~100 photos imported succesfully, nn duplicates not imported" (can't
remember exact words, but you get the idea).
Is this some kind of feature, that shotwell removes actual files if
they're not in database or what? In any ways, this kind of automated
removal of files is quite dangerous and I'd like to know what happened
in the first place and how to prevent that from happening again.
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