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Shared Libraries 9 years 11 months ago #599

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Great program, I just started using it a couple of weeks ago.

That said, I am trying to use the shared libraries feature, but having some difficulty. I currently have my collection on my F:\ drive of my desktop (the folder is shared) and I have CR on that machine too. Now I just installed CR on my laptop and was hoping to use the shared library feature to have them always in sync. It does not seem to be working this way though. So, I was wondering where CR is putting that shared library info...I assume not on my shared F:\ drive so that my laptop can access it.

Am I missing something? Thanks.
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Re:Shared Libraries 9 years 11 months ago #674

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Can anybody help with this issue? It would be nice if I could set the place where the shared library is stored (so I would put it on my F:\ drive).

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Re:Shared Libraries 9 years 11 months ago #693

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ComicRack shared libraries are not based on file shares.
Enable sharing on the version of ComicRack running on your main machine and restart. Start ComicRack on your secondary machine (laptop etc.) and enable "look for shared libraries", restart and you're done.
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Re:Shared Libraries 9 years 11 months ago #708

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That is how I have it setup, but in order for them to see each other, they must be file shared, right? How does it know where to look for the shared library?

I must be missing something in my setup.

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Re:Shared Libraries 9 years 10 months ago #754

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I might be missing something, but it sounds like you dont have to have _any_ smb shares.

The way i think it works, ComicRack acts as an application server in the network, and the instance of CR on the laptop will communicate with the instance on the server. (so it obviously has any information of the server)
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Re:Shared Libraries 9 years 10 months ago #759

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that's how it is.
Exactly like itunes.
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Re:Shared Libraries 9 years 10 months ago #760

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Do you have Windows firewall or some other software firewall enabled? If you do, then you need to configure it to allow access to ComicRack on the host computer.
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Re:Shared Libraries 9 years 10 months ago #762

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OK, so it appears that I have been looking at this sharing all wrong. I was sharing my comics, not the CR program.

Let me see if I have it now...I should go on my desktop PC and share the c:\Program Files\ComicRack folder. Then on my laptop, I do not need another install of CR, I just run the one on my desktop PC? Is that correct?

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Re:Shared Libraries 9 years 10 months ago #842

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OK...I have shared libraries basically working now, but I have one more question.

When I read something on my laptop now (the client in this case), I don't think that it is updating the library on my desktop. When I check recently read on the desktop, it does not have the comic that I was just reading.

Do I need to set something on the laptop also?

Thanks.
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Re:Shared Libraries 9 years 10 months ago #843

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You say you have shared libraries working now; would you mind posting a short explanation of what you did to resolve the problem?

I could be wrong, but I doubt that the client will update those "reading" values for the host. Logically, you didn't read the comic on the desktop. You read a shared eComic on your laptop.
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