MySQL vs UPnP sharing

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WayneFlix Offline
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Post: #151
You can use symlinks without mapping a network share...

mklink /d target \\machinename\path\

At least under Windows. Don't know anything about Linux.
(This post was last modified: 2014-01-10 01:25 by WayneFlix.)
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Wintersdark Offline
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Post: #152
Well, I'll be damned. I've tried that a few times in the past, and it's never worked for me. Not sure what I was doing wrong, but it's worked fine now.

Awesome, thanks. That'll be a much smoother way to run things in the future, rather than having to maintain multiple different XBMC installations. An SQL library isn't that hard to set up, but all the other settings and whatnot can be a bit of a pain, particularly if you decide to change your setup. This would allow changes to be made once and automagically apply everywhere - or, everywhere you want them to apply, at least. Brilliant.
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The only downside to the mklink method will be that the overall speed of your XBMC UI will be totally dependent on the speed of your network, on the machines your using. If it's a wired Ethernet link from XBMC to NAS you may not notice much difference, the same cannot be said for the much higher latency Wireless connections. Having MySQL on a remote network server (NAS) slows down scraping for me, but as the only thing that's remotely accessed aside from the Db is the media itself, things like fanart and add-ons are fully responsive, and slowdowns/lag/micro-pauses are kept to a minimum. YMMV.

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