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


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  #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



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

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  #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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