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Postby billrosenblatt » Mon May 24, 2021 2:40 pm

Has anyone used Subsonic with a very large library of ripped CDs -- 10s of thousands of them? Would be interested in your experience in terms of performance as well as how you store a library of that size for use with Subsonic. Thanks.
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Re: Scalability?

Postby acroyear » Thu May 27, 2021 1:52 am

I keep mine on two separate servers. Earlier versions didn't handle > 50,000 files very well, but it has improved much since then.

I have a single external hard drive that each server reads (one of them is therefore reading it over my LAN but that usually isn't a problem). Splitting the server also helps in that the "rock pop" set I want albums sorted by year, but the classical and soundtracks (and audio books) I'd rather have sorted by name. (When looking through the Beethoven collection, seeing a 1975 Symphony 7 recording coming up ahead of a 1993 Symphony 3 doesn't help me at all.)

The initial scan is painful, of course, but after that - it only follows folders it thinks have changed, so it isn't trying to re-read every file on every scan (unlike, say, Plex).
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Re: Scalability?

Postby Jägs » Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:00 am

I don't think my collection is nearly that large, but I do have around 250,000 songs. As noted previously, the initial scan is a bit painful, but performance has been great.

I'm only using Subsonic as a secondary service at this point—I trying to get moved over to Emby entirely—but it is WAAAAY faster than Emby.

All of that said, if you've not yet taken the plunge, consider Airsonic instead, as development on Subsonic is nonexistent.
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