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Topic # 112228 1-Dec-2012 10:35
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I haven't used my R Pi for a while, I had to reinstall to update to the latest beta. Somehow on the old install I had it looking at a folder on my PC for configuration, things like the advancedsettings.xml file, the thumbnail/art/info cache (500MB), that sort of thing. Media also came from the PC, and the library's stored in a MySQL database.

I can't for the life of my remember how to set this up again, and my google queries aren't helping. Can anyone point me in the right direction?




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  Reply # 726797 4-Dec-2012 13:21
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Anyone? I managed this but I really can't remember how. It'd be handy to not have to reconfigure XBMC every time I do an upgrade.




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  Reply # 726805 4-Dec-2012 13:30
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can't really help you, but I would ask this question on the raspbmc.com forums.....

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  Reply # 726811 4-Dec-2012 13:46
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ftp into the pi

username: pi
password: raspberry

in the home directory there is a hidden directory called ".xbmc"

in that directory there is a directory called "userdata"

place your advancedsettings.xml in the userdata directory. all your media info should be there once its pointing to the mysql db again. your advancedsettings.xml should look like

<advancedsettings>
<videodatabase>
<type>mysql</type>
<host>***.***.***.***</host>
<port>3306</port>
<user>xbmc</user>
<pass>xbmc</pass>
</videodatabase>

<musicdatabase>
<type>mysql</type>
<host>***.***.***.***</host>
<port>3306</port>
<user>xbmc</user>
<pass>xbmc</pass>
</musicdatabase>
</advancedsettings>
 



where ***.***.***.*** is the host/ip address of the mysql server



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  Reply # 726814 4-Dec-2012 13:48
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Thanks Raven, I've done that. Connecting to MySQL is easy.

I found a way so that things like the cd covers, information about TV programs, caches, etc, aren't stored on the R Pi, they're store on a remote file server. I put it on an SSD across the 100Mbps network. It's about 500MB of data, so I didn't want to download it multiple times, as RaspbMC needs to be reinstalled regularly while it's still in beta.




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