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dukeinlondon 08-30-2007 02:50 AM

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

nan0meter 08-30-2007 07:49 PM

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 ... :)

FSHero 09-08-2007 01:18 PM

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... :D

FSHero 09-08-2007 01:27 PM

Yeah, my method worked.

Originally, the folder:

/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:

/media/sda5/Documents and Settings/SharedDocs
using Konqueror.

Finally, in digiKam, I changed the Album Library Path to:

/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!

nan0meter 09-09-2007 07:55 AM

Hmm ok, i found it too lol but forgot to post. Sorry, but good that you found it too ...

dukeinlondon 09-09-2007 08:05 AM

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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