Hi BB, have watched the video....again, lol......the Diskstation is showing on my network, but I'm still unsure how to direct iTunes to it, which at present is on an external HDD........I don't want to lose nearly 1TB of music, couldn't face re-ripping that again.
Check this video.
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OK chaps seems like Ive now got the Synology onto my network and it has appeared as Drive Z.
So to copy my iTunes from the external HDD, is it as simple as just copying the whole HDD across to the Synology, before redirecting iTunes to Drive Z ?
Sorry if this seems simplistic, but that's the level I can understand.....lol
Hello!.....Hello!!.....Hello!!!.....I'm not waving, I'm drowning..........
I have designated drive W for pictures, X for video & Y for music. In music, there is a folder "iTunes". Opening the folder, there's another folder called "iTunes Music" where all the albums are saved. Besides iTunes Music, there's a folder called Album Artwork. I think this came up automatically when I copied my iTunes music folder.
Thanks BB for the video link, hadn't seen that before I posted the last time.
Seems like I'm finally on the way to achieving my goal....all due to the advice BB, professorhat and Chisy1 have given, thanks chaps........
Just one last question, for the moment anyway, it would appear that transferring nearly 1TB of music is going to take approx. 5 days, does this seem about right or can I transfer it quicker another way ?
That sounds a bit much - how are you transferring the data?
Copy and paste, from external HDD to Diskstation.......
PH, Copy and paste, from external HDD to Diskstation.......
It has been running over 24 hrs so far and managed approx. 200GB. Hence my approximation at 5 days to do the lot.
Wired transfers are faster than wireless transfers. I didn't have 1TB data so can't comment on the timescale.
Yes, it will depend how the external HD is connected - is it connected into your PC and then copying over wireless network? Or across wired network? Or have you plugged the HD directly into the NAS - I'd imagine this would be the quickest method - probably about a day or two to copy that much data via USB I'd estimate. If you're copying over the wireless network and via a PC, it would take much longer.
On the other hand, it's running and, if you're not really in a hurry, I'd just leave it going rather than messing around with it and potentially having to start again!
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