Move import in-place


#1

I am reluctant to move my music files out of my music directory, though I am totally fine with beets moving files around.

I wonder if:

directory: /mnt/music
import:
    move: yes

together with beet import -A /mnt/music will just move files within /mnt/music folder and won’t have problems with overriding files.


#2

Yes, that should do it! But we don’t usually recommend this because it makes it hard to tell apart the files you’ve imported from the ones you haven’t processed yet. But you’re free to give it a try, of course! I just doubly recommend making a backup first.


#3

worked flawlessly, and zfs snapshot took care of backup. Thanks.