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Postby jonathanroz » Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:10 pm

OK. I know we have quite a few subsonic users with music collections over 200GB.

I tried to load a large amount of music on one of my old laptops and it pretty much laughed at me when I tried to open the home page.

Can you list out how many GBs of music you have along with your hardware setup and OS? I am thinking about building another PC for around $300 but am worried it might not be able to support a large amount of music.
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Postby oxide[NL] » Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:32 pm

this would work

it would be around 300
amd athlon 64 ( am2 ) 2,6 GHZ
1 or 2 GB DDR
i think a single 500 GB is more price / size value
and i think,.. if you have some stuff lying around ( case / psu / cd drive / stuff like that ) that you can easy make a system with 300 that would be powerfull enough
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Hi

Postby buellie » Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:19 pm

977 artists
4,629 albums
60,517 songs
245.91 GB (~ 3,820 hours)
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Hi

Postby buellie » Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:23 pm

Forgot
Im Running Mine
With Windows 7RC
Western Digital USB External 500 Gig Hard Drive
The Computer Is One I'm Not Using Anymore
Its An Old Acer Xcube
Pentium 4..280GHz
512 Ram
When That Dies I Will Look For Something For Around $150.00
Before That I Was Running A Notebook With No Moniter
That I Would Network Into It To Operate It..
Have A Great Day
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Postby donpearson » Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:40 pm

1 gig ecc ddr ram.
x2 p3 600mhz (in same pc)
x2 1000 gig usb drives
x1 500 gig usb drive
x2 150 gig ide drives
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Postby jonathanroz » Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:30 pm

Humm, I have mine running on a P4 2.8 old laptop.. maybe I will be OK.

I am curious to see what others are running.
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Postby oxide[NL] » Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:55 pm

well,.. ur gonna laugh XD
im running on Freenas ( very light weight )
on a p3, with 1 GHZ cpu
2 X 250 GB hdd's
512 Sdram

streaming works well, with subsonic
but creating index, takes ages

so im gonna upgrade that peace of sh*t

thing about intel dual core
2GB DDR2
500 GB X 4 in RAID1
and a 1000Mbit network card
2GB flashcard to IDE for the freenas os
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Postby flacflac » Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:49 am

Jon, what's the exact problem you're facing? There are a few reasons why the opening of the start page could take longer than expected, such as very large cover art... .
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Postby jonathanroz » Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:22 pm

flacflac what would happen is that the left frame would try to load forever and never come up. This was on a P4 1.6 and I was trying to load all 400GB (130,000 songs) of my music.

What I am really curious about is how subsonic performs with larger music collections and what type of hardware is being used. Things like how long left side takes to load when you open a new session.

If anyone has a larger library and wants to PM me a temporary ID to access their system to see how things perform I would be very appreciative.

I have a lot of friends that use subsonic with me and I am concerned if I try to load all the music again it will make it unusable, or at least so slow that it will be hard to use.
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Postby flacflac » Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:28 pm

My "left side" loads very quick at >500GB of music files. I think the reason for this is the way how you organize your music folders.

For me its:

Music
>>Artists
>>>>A
>>>>B
>>>>C
>>>>D
>>>>>Dylan, Bob
>>>>>>>Blood On The Tracks (Year)
>>>>E
>>Various
>>>>Album (Year)


This way I end up with just the main folders on the left side, the individual artists or even the ABC-lettering is not present. You can get there by browsing or by using the search. I prefer this over jamming the network with unnecessary data. I am pretty sure you'd experience a vast improvement in speed if you re-organize your files. Anyone back me up on this?!

;)

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ff
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Postby kapz » Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:11 pm

I have a 3 year old computer which I built for storage. I only have maybe 5-10 users on it at one time with 800+ gigs.

Processor
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Postby jonathanroz » Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:07 pm

Kapz do you follow the standard Artist/Album/Track convention or have you done something similar to flacflac?
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Postby kapz » Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:24 am

jonathanroz,

It took me some time with the help of an awesome (and highly flexible) program called "The Godfather" to clean my library. I don't think the developer is supporting it anymore since I have been using v0.71b2 for years. I modify subsonic's code to remove the "All Folders" from the category drop down (see link) because the initial load would take over a minute (hint sindre).

Any complete album: Artist\Artist - Album\TrackLeadingZero<space>Title.mp3

Various Artists: Album\TrackLeadingZero<space>Title.mp3

Single Songs: Artist\Artist - Title.mp3
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Re: 200+GB Users. What Hardware and OS?

Postby aTommyC » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:18 pm

jonathanroz wrote:Can you list out how many GBs of music you have along with your hardware setup and OS? I am thinking about building another PC for around $300 but am worried it might not be able to support a large amount of music.


6,629 artists
5,323 albums
51,376 songs
665.13 GB

Running on Ubuntu 9.04 VM on XenServer 5.0 Hypervisor.
Assigned one Xeon 2.4GHz core, 512MB Ram, 8GB vDisk
CIFS share mounted against a Windows server

Tomcat 5.5 and sun-java6 serving Subsonic.

Was running on WinXP, P4/3GHZ earlier, worked nice, but gave slow download speeds.

Now and then, the album list updates like a flash, and I don't bother subfoldering the albums by alphabet either.
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Re: 200+GB Users. What Hardware and OS?

Postby Aethies » Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:13 pm

jonathanroz wrote:OK. I know we have quite a few subsonic users with music collections over 200GB.

I tried to load a large amount of music on one of my old laptops and it pretty much laughed at me when I tried to open the home page.

Can you list out how many GBs of music you have along with your hardware setup and OS? I am thinking about building another PC for around $300 but am worried it might not be able to support a large amount of music.



I am running mine across 2 1.8 gHz servers, both running Ubuntu Server 8.10, tomcat 5.5, subsonic 3.7. Runs fairly well, with the exception of having to ensure your music is on the same server as the subsonic. Reason, I have found it helps a lot with the album art. I have recently upgraded my switch to gigabit, and that helps streaming across the servers immensely.

I have a total of 2.2 TB available.

Hope this helps

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9,432 albums
113,608 songs
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