I’m one of the guys who is trying to jump ship from Google Photos and photostructure is the first software that I’m trying out. However, until now, I’m just extremely frustrated as nothing seems to be working.
- ~ 300GB photos stored on my Unraid NAS and ~310GB photos stored on my Windows 10 desktop machine of which probably ~290GB are identical to the stuff on the NAS
- Then there is around 200GB of Google Photo Takeout material that I also have on my Windows 10 Desktop
- I do have a manual structure for most of my photos that I would like to keep, but I’m ok if future photos are grouped automatically by date
I thought the best way to try out the software would be to install it on Windows 10 first, get the library imported and then if I like it, switch it to my Unraid NAS. I installed according to the instructions, created an SMB share on my Unraid NAS containing my manually sorted photo library, mounted it to Windows as X:\ and set this up as my photostructure library folder. It contains a folder “manual” with my manually sorted stuff. Then I added my local Windows 10 photo folders and the Google Photo folders and hit start. I waited a couple of hours, nothing happened. Task manager showed that everything was idle. I tried out different settings, cleared all the automatically created stuff and thought, I’d start over directly on Unraid.
I set-up the official Docker container as instructed - mounted /ps/library to my /mnt/user/photos share (which contains the .uuid folder and a manual folder with my 300GB pictures). The other mountpoints are also setup to point to my cache SSD drive. I hit launch again - but again, it seems to be stuck and everything is on idle.
I thought photostructure would scan the library folder and discover my “manual” folder with all my 300GB photos? The UI only says “/ps/library Processing” and when you expand it “Scanning /ps/library”.
I increased the log level to DEBUG but the sync log files don’t tell me a lot - I attached them to this thread.
If I can’t get it to work at all soon, I’ll probably have to cancel my subscription again, luckily it is still in trial…
Any help is appreciated !