hendrik on 30 Aug, 2018 03:58 PM
Frankly, adding 270k songs will be interesting. I assume you have set the heap memory to some fairly high value?
Regarding your question:
I agree, (1) is conceptionally the preferred method. The additional overhead should be minimal.
That said, back up your library (the beaTunes database) before you try this, so that you can go back to a working starting point, in case something goes wrong! Create the backup, while beaTunes is not running.
I will back up the library db. Thanks for the reminder.
What heap memory value would you recommend? Right now my setting is -Xmx3072m. My PC has 16GB installed RAM, which was a lot when I got it 4-plus years ago. Now, not so much.
beaTunes ultimately handled the 87k tunes folder OK. It took awhile, of course, to analyze it all. It analyzed somewhere around 1200 tracks per hour running all 4 threads I had available. I kept feeding it chunks of tracks at a time, which it handled fine. Ultimately, I just gave it the final 30k tracks or so all at once.
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