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10 Aug, 2017 02:54 AM

I just converted my hard drive to APFS and now Loop is trying to re-upload my whole collection. Even though the oaths didn't change, it now sees all the files as new. Also note worthy, it seems to upload and cram everything under single Unknown Artist as if it couldn't read the metadata. Any idea ?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by VOX Developers on 14 Aug, 2017 05:00 PM

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    Hello Guillaume,
    Thanks for reaching out.
    Are you talking about "Watch folder" feature?

    RE:"it now sees all the files as new."
    How exactly are you seeing that? After changing the filesystem, it still should not upload anything. It may just match files and skip, without uploading over.

    RE: "upload and cram everything under single Unknown Artist as if it couldn't read the metadata."
    Files with correct meta were already uploaded correctly, but now meta data is not red?

    Could you provide more details please provide more info? Screenshots are welcome.

  2. 2 Posted by guillaume.lacha... on 14 Aug, 2017 08:00 PM

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    Correct, im talking about the watch folder feature.
    Now, when I launch vox, it is scanning all the files. I can see the
    progress bar and the number of pending files is growing. I can also see the
    tracks that have just been uploaded in the new Unknown Artsist sections,
    one by file format. And yes, the metadata from those files were previously
    read correctly and yes they are not anymore. Agree with you it doesn't make
    sense but still, this is the behavior I observe. I will provide screenshots

  3. 3 Posted by guillaume.lacha... on 15 Aug, 2017 09:56 AM

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  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by VOX Developers on 15 Aug, 2017 12:17 PM

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    Thank you for the info. Is it also a Google Drive folder?
    Please provide few files from mentioned unknown album. Thank you!

  5. 5 Posted by guillaume.lacha... on 15 Aug, 2017 01:11 PM

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    Yes it is. It is backed up by Insync and it didn't have any issues after
    the fs switch. It scanned everything and declared everything was up to
    date. Which makes me think the fs conversion didn't tamper with the files
    in any way. You can see the file names on the second screenshot

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by VOX Developers on 15 Aug, 2017 01:56 PM

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    Unfortunately, we can't guarantee its stable work with Google Drive or similar services, because some low-level file system events might overlap between such apps. In that case, theoretically, it could start uploading over. I can just recommend not using such (synced with multiple apps) folders.
    We can try to investigate the problem with untitled artists if you'll provide few samples.

  7. 7 Posted by guillaume.lacha... on 16 Aug, 2017 06:29 AM

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    Hmm, ok. It has been working really well for more than a year. I'll remove Insync and re-try. How do you want me to provide samples ?

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by VOX Developers on 16 Aug, 2017 09:49 AM

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    You can upload them here, or on any similar file service: http://dropmefiles.com

  9. 9 Posted by guillaume.lacha... on 17 Aug, 2017 07:21 AM

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    After waiting for a while, it doesn't look like it is creating duplicates. It uploads again but it seems files are being matched on the server. Is the matching happening server side after a file is being uploaded ?

  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by VOX Developers on 18 Aug, 2017 01:26 PM

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    RE : "Is the matching happening server side after a file is being uploaded ?"
    Yes, that's how it works. Just keep noticing. If you've any other questions, feel free to give me a shout!


  11. VOX Developers closed this discussion on 18 Aug, 2017 01:26 PM.

  12. guillaume.lachaud re-opened this discussion on 18 Aug, 2017 09:22 PM

  13. 11 Posted by guillaume.lacha... on 18 Aug, 2017 09:22 PM

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    Oh ok. So does it mean I just wasted 495gb of data to check a md5 checksum
    server side rather than client side? Please tell me there is something more
    happening on the server side for the tracks to be "matched". Something that
    couldn't be done client side. I am living in the US where most ISP do meter
    data usage and cap it monthly before charging very hefty fees. So using
    495gb for literally nothing is kind of a big problem.


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