I think I may have a big problem. Not knowing much about Beets or Docker/Containers but not wanting to set Beets up on my Windows machine I figured out how to get it up and running on my QNAP NAS and its Docker implementation. The NAS is where my music is stored.
In setting it up I had to define a few paths/locations. It seems as if my lack of knowledge has come back to bite me a bit.
I did not set it up so my Beets install could “see” my actual music root directories. Up to this point I’ve been copying in large groups of files to the Beets locations and processing them. I’m pretty happy with the results. I’ve then copied those results back out to my main music directory hierarchy. Note copied not moved…via standard means outside of Beets. So what I have is everything to date both in a place that Beets can see it and the Beets results copied out to my music location, which Beets can’t see.
The more I read the Beets documentation the more I feel I’m not going to be able to use functionality like move, copy and export.
I’m thinking it might be best to cut my losses now and make a fresh install of Beets such that it can see my actual music directories.
Sorry for the long winded problem. Now my question. Can I copy the DB form the “old” install to the “new” install and perform some sort of move/copy/export? The goal would be to use the several thousand tracks I’ve already processed.