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2 large music folders to sync RRS feed

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  • Hi all, I've just installed live mesh on a desktop and my netbook.  I have a music folder of 30gb on the desktop and the exact same folder on my net book (except for maybe 3-4 albums) I have added these folders and was asked if I wanted to merge them. The result I would like is if I add an album/song to the folder on one of these it automatically syncs the folder on the other machine. having done this my netbook is at 100%cpu I left it like this few 3 hours or more. It has started to sync as I can see some of the new folders but at the rate it was doing it it would take days to sync! something my little netbook cannot cope with. So what is the best way to achieve this? 2 very large music folders needing to be synced preferably over my lan. any help on how to achieve this would be greatly appreciated.
    kind regards
    e2a it is moe.exe creating the cpu to go up to 100%
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 9:32 AM

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  • thanks stephen for your replies, I left it running overnight and it has finished syncing (I think) I added a new folder and very quickly it appeared on the other machine so it appears to be working, however, cpu usage on one of my machines is still very high so I'm off to try and resolve that. thanks for your help
    Thursday, February 18, 2010 9:18 AM

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  • What I would do is manually merge the data by copying the differing data between machines so that they are the same *before* you add the folder to the Mesh.
    Another caveat with Music is to be careful that any machines that are in the Mesh are not updating the metadata/tags for the music files or they will pretty much continually update and you'll see the behavior that you are experiencing.
    -steve
    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 5:40 PM
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  • Hi, thanks for your response, yes the two folders had the exact same data before adding to the mesh but this updating of metadata thing is interesting I dont use media player and do not add my music to libraries - mediaplayer even has the settings for downloading metadata switched off and I cannot see any settings for auto downloading of metadata in mediamonkey which is what I use. I have a music folder on my HTPC called Music Library with roughly 30GB of mp3 and flac files this has been directly copied to my netbook - when I set them up in the mesh it begins to update in the mesh news adding files...slowly. I have not let it complete yet as it would take a couple of days at the rate it was going. I've tried synctoy which completes in a few minutes successfully. So I cannot figure out what mesh is up to. Any further input greatly appreciated
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 6:44 PM
  • I suspect that it will take some time for activity to settle down. Live Mesh will need to do a hash of all of the data and get that information compared in both locations. I guess that I'd look at this as an index of what's in the folders.
    What others have noted for high CPU issues with Mesh is that turning off the Windows Search indexing helps - though, I'm not sure why.
    -steve
    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 6:49 PM
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  • hmmm.. windows search is off on the netbook but not the HTPC..surely if synctoy can do it in a few minutes then Mesh should be able to because literally at the rate it was going it would take at least 24hrs to do! the high cpu usage was on the netbook, as the two folders are identical what if I reversed the process by this I mean add the netbook folder first then merge the HTPC folder..would the high cpu usage then be on the HTPC? as I  could leave that one running for the length of the process i.e. 24hrs + many thanks
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 7:10 PM
  • You would think so - however, this is a beta and what you are seeing is conflict resolution - despite the fact that the files are the same on both sides. The Live Mesh team did mention some time back that they were putting lots of focus in this area moving forward -- which, of course, does nothing for you today. :-(
    -steve
    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    Thursday, February 18, 2010 12:41 AM
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  • thanks stephen for your replies, I left it running overnight and it has finished syncing (I think) I added a new folder and very quickly it appeared on the other machine so it appears to be working, however, cpu usage on one of my machines is still very high so I'm off to try and resolve that. thanks for your help
    Thursday, February 18, 2010 9:18 AM
  • Glad to read some good news. Let us know if the CPU usage settles down or if it keeps cranking, let us know what process is using the cycles on that machine.
    -steve
    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    Thursday, February 18, 2010 5:58 PM
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  • hi Stephen, it is still going, moe.exe is the culprit. If I disconnect from the internet then usage drops or if I exit mesh it goes down. I now have 3 machines connected to my mesh my HTPC, a netbook and the office rig. It is only the HTPC where cpu usage is high. I just generated a log but it came out at over 14mb. The only answer has been to exit mesh on the htpc which obviously defeats the purpose somewhat. The HTPC is a c2d, 4gb ram running windows 7 x64. Any estimate on a fix?
    Friday, February 19, 2010 9:39 AM
  • just to add, looking at the logs it appears that it is scanning folders but failing with win error 18. is this any use?
    Friday, February 19, 2010 9:48 AM
  • I'm not familiar with that error "18" - though it may mean something to the Live Mesh developers.

    Since it is only affecting that one machine, though, I wonder if it is conflicting with something else on the PC.
    It sounds like the error could also indicate a file system issue or corruption of some sort.
    -steve
    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    Monday, February 22, 2010 1:39 PM
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