[Shotwell] Moving library to an external drive
farrukh.najm at gmail.com
Wed Jun 6 11:42:35 PDT 2012
Seeking clarification regarding the folder to specify in Edit /
Preferences dialog for library location... Is it the "Pictures" folder
itself or is it the parent of the "Pictures" folder?
BTW I am now seeing "Updating Library" progress bar and some pictures
ahve shown up under events. However, when I click on the tags I see no
pictures matching them.
And there are still huge number of Photos and Videos in the "Missing
I have tried specifying both "Pictures" folder itself and also its
parent folder but the unexpected behavior prevails.
On 06/06/2012 02:00 PM, Farrukh Najmi wrote:
> Hi Laura,
> Thank you for your helpful suggestion. I upgraded to 0.11.6. I see the
> same behavior so far. Is there some way to know if there is anything
> happening in background?
> On 06/06/2012 01:35 PM, Laura Khalil wrote:
>> Hi Farrukh,
>> My first suggestion is to upgrade your version of Shotwell and see if
>> that resolves any issues you're having. You should be able to do this
>> from the Update Manager.
>> Alternatively, you may also download the latest version of Shotwell
>> from the Yorba PPA:
>> Let me know if that helps.
>> On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 7:36 AM, Farrukh Najmi <farrukh.najm at gmail.com
>> <mailto:farrukh.najm at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> Oddly enough the crash on startup I was experiencing has gone
>> away on its own!
>> Shotwell now open. All my photos (~35GB) are now in the missing
>> folder. When I edit preferences to change to new Library folder
>> (on external drive) Shotwell 0.9.3 does not seem to have found
>> them in teh new location as the FAQ entry referenced below
>> suggests. I have waited ~30 minutes so far with no visible change.
>> Any suggestions?
>> On 06/04/2012 09:47 AM, Farrukh Najmi wrote:
>> I run SHotwell 0.9.3 on Ubuntu 11.04.
>> As my pictures and videos grew I needed more disk space and
>> also needed fault tolernace and recovery.
>> So I bought a WD MyBook Studio 3 x 2 TB disk and configured
>> in in RAID 1 mode (half the disk space, slower but gives
>> redundancy of data and better fault tolerance).
>> The new drive is mounted at /media/external.
>> I then moved my ~/Pictures folder to the new external drive
>> at /media/external/Pictures following directions in FAQ at:
>> However, now when I run shotwell it does not start. So I
>> manually tried the shotwell command (with no args) in a
>> shell. This gives the following error:
>> "Multiple segmentation faults occurred; can't display error
>> What should I do? Thanks for your help.
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