mherger wrote: 
> > I want to change to my system to make it faster to load the LMS after
> a
> > restart. At the moment it can take as long as half an hour, sometimes
> > faster, rarely slower. What would be the most effective changes I
> could
> > make?
> 
> Try to figure out what is slowing it down before taking any action :-).
> 
> Did you check the server.log for obvious errors or the like? Did you 
> check task manager to see what the process is doing all this time? Is it
> 
> CPU bound? I/O?
> 
> > The server runs on a Lenovo desktop running Windows 10. The processor
> is
> > an AMD E350, 2 core, 4Gb RAM.
> 
> No race horse. But did you up the memory usage in 
> Settings/Advanced/Performance. Go to the max.
> 
> > The music is stored on a Samsung external hard drive, there are
> 88,000
> > tracks, mostly FLAC files, about 2.5TB.
> 
> How is this disk connected? USB2? USB3? eSATA?
> 
> Where does your cache live?
> 
> -- 
> 
> Michael


The last time I restarted it took 15 minutes for the server to fire up.

Here's the server log entries

> 
> [16-10-15 19:40:41.0099] Plugins::Spotify::Spotifyd::_checkAlive (146)
> spotifyd has failed restarting
> [16-10-15 19:45:29.0807] main::init (384) Starting Logitech Media Server
> (v7.9.0, 1473501469, Sat Sep 17 04:05:47 CUT 2016) perl 5.014001 -
> MSWin32-x86-multi-thread
> [16-10-15 19:45:49.6300] Plugins::Qobuz::Plugin::__ANON__ (46) Success:
> using Text::LevenshteinXS to speed Qobuz up.
> [16-10-15 19:57:11.4402]
> Slim::Networking::SqueezeNetwork::Players::_players_error (359) Unable
> to get players from SN: Connect timed out: Bad file descriptor, retrying
> in 60 seconds
> 

The task manager said that the server was using 0 and 3% CPU, 150 MB
memory, 0.6 Mb disk; the control panel was using 50 Mb memory, between 0
and 1% of CPU

The cache is stored on the internal hard drive
(C:\ProgramData\Squeezebox\Cache)

What should I set the memory usage to? It's set at 6000-6500 Mb

Oh and by the way, thanks to everyone for all this help! It's heartening
to read that the other people don't suffer from the same problem, so
there should be a way of sorting it out.


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