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comment Is it a good idea to create a “soft link” from iTunes Library to an external hard drive to release hard drive space?
Having portions of your library go missing when your external drive isn't connected when you start iTunes is not something iTunes was designed for. In my experience apple products work great, but only when you use them exactly as they were intended. That being said, iTunes seems to be able to play a track once you restore the underlying file without restarting the app, however messing around with the library is dangerous and could easily become unrecoverable.
Oct
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comment Is it a good idea to create a “soft link” from iTunes Library to an external hard drive to release hard drive space?
I symlinked my Podcasts directory to a NAS, and received no error on startup when the directory was not accessible because the disk wasn't mounted. iTunes started downloading new podcasts into Downloads/Podcasts/$podcast.tmp automagically and now I can't consolidate those new downloads! As @cajunluke suggested, "it's generally better to avoid going behind an app's back if you can".
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answered How to properly increase ulimit -n on Lion?
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answered Too Many Open Files
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answered Connection Apple TV to the analog audio stereo speakers