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Old 08-30-2007, 02:50 AM   #1
dukeinlondon
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how to move digikam photos and database


I'm running out of space on the device where I store photos and music so I need to move the photos to another partition. The problem is that I want to keep all the tags and ratings that I've put on this snaps in digikam so I need to move the database.

Is there a way to do this ?

Thanks for any help
 
Old 08-30-2007, 07:49 PM   #2
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I'll go to bed now but when i don't forget i'll look for you, just installed Suse 10.2 on my old pc so ...
 
Old 09-08-2007, 01:18 PM   #3
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Same problem!

Oooh! I have the same problem! I need to move directories containing all my pictures from one 'parent' folder to another, whilst preserving the tags!

Can anyone help please?

All I can think of at the moment is: cut-and-paste the 'parent' directory ("Pictures", in my case) to the desired location, thus copying the digikam3.db file along with everything else. Then, change "Album Library Path" to destination/Pictures.

I might try this later. I don't want accidentally lose my tags, though...
 
Old 09-08-2007, 01:27 PM   #4
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Yeah, my method worked.

Originally, the folder:
Code:
/media/sda5/Documents and Settings/FSHero/My Documents/Pictures
had subdirectories containing all my pics. (I put them in my Windows "My Documents" directory to have Windows access lol!) DigiKam's Album Library Path was the same as above.

I moved the whole "Pictures" folder to:
Code:
/media/sda5/Documents and Settings/SharedDocs
using Konqueror.

Finally, in digiKam, I changed the Album Library Path to:
Code:
/media/sda5/Documents and Settings/SharedDocs/Pictures
and all my photos, along with tags, were restored.

NOTE: I backed up my digikam3.db and exif-info.db files first!

I imagine that an identical method would work for you, dukeinlondon. GLHF!
 
Old 09-09-2007, 07:55 AM   #5
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Hmm ok, i found it too lol but forgot to post. Sorry, but good that you found it too ...
 
Old 09-09-2007, 08:05 AM   #6
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I would probably have tried this but I have been short on experimenting time. That's great, thanks for your help.
 
  


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