Re: [Tracker] retaining tags for deleted/overwritten files


On Wed, Sep 15, 2010 at 10:05 PM, Jonathon Conte <anotherjonathon gmail com> wrote:
Hello all,

file has tags and it is deleted or overwritten, the tags are lost.
This is a problem because I occasionally make changes to my music
collection like replacing lossy versions of songs with lossless
versions. I would lke to know whether or not it is possible to make
tracker retain tag references to files, even if the files have been
overwritten or deleted. Thanks in advance.

If a file is removed, its metadata are deleted. There is no way to know that a new file is the same than other deleted previously (and rely on the file name would be erroneous in a lot of cases). However, the tags remain when you overwrite the file.

When a file changes on the filesystem, the miner remove the existing metadata *retrieved from the file* but keep the metadata set by the user (like tags) before inserting the new extracted data.

We are doing our best to keep your data safe between upgrades. Try to stick to stable versions and use regular backups... just in case :)


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