Rescan command?

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lash
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Rescan command?

Post by lash » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:08 am

Sometimes when I add files to a media folder the server doesn't pick up on the change.

Is there autoscan? How does it work?
Can a manual scan be initiated on a running server using command line?

I'm running headless on Ubuntu

Nadahar
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Re: Rescan command?

Post by Nadahar » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:21 am

In 7.0.0 all folders that's included as "monitored" is automatically rescanned when something is added to the folder. 7.0.0 currently have some other issues with high memory consumption as a result of the changed strategy, so it might not work well for you.

There is no way to issue a "rescan" command to UMS from the command line. However, also in pre 7.0.0 versions a folder is scanned every time it is browsed from a renderer. That means that all you should have to do to make the new file being discovered is to browse out of the folder and in again.

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