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I am trying to understand do I really need the server version, or standalone is enough for me...

 

Am I right the Daminion server will not give me any advantages (vs standalone version) if I am only the one who is assigning the keywords? :-)

If it is not right - what advantages will it give to me?

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We have a lot of users who use the Daminion Server edition to manage their local image archives.

 

Some advantages of the Server edition:

- Works (I mean import and search speed) up to 4-5 times faster when dealing with large catalogs (more than 50k files).

- Can automatically rescan folders

- In the 4.0 version we added natural sorting for file names (it works for server catalogs only)

- Searching is not case sensitive

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We have a lot of users who use the Daminion Server edition to manage their local image archives.

 

Some advantages of the Server edition:

- Works (I mean import and search speed) up to 4-5 times faster when dealing with large catalogs (more than 50k files).

- Can automatically rescan folders

- In the 4.0 version we added natural sorting for file names (it works for server catalogs only)

- Searching is not case sensitive

 

Ok, thank you for your answer.

But it is still not really clear for me. I have a Synology NAS working 24/7, where I keep all my pictures, and i do not want to change this. And currently I am experimenting with free standalone Daminion version installed on my PC and accessing all pictures on NAS over the local network. I do not want to keep extra dedicated computer for Daminion server. So, comparing standalone (lets say paid version) and server versions, considering the fact in both cases your software will be accessing my pictures over the network, what are advantages of server version? It will still give me 4-5 times faster import and search time? Can it automatically rescan folders over the network?

 

And one more question, I think I already knew the answer, but I still would like to ask :-) - are you planning to port your software to the linux to be able to run it on some sort of NAS devices like my Synology? Especcially, the Synology NAS devices already have PostGreSQL server running there...

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When using Daminion, I do most of my work via a laptop. My laptop does not have near the disk space that my desktop computer has. That is why I decided to go with the server version over the stand alone version.

 

Frank Hahn

 

Could you give more details, please?

 

Where is Daminion server installed, on laptop or desktop?

Where is client is installed? Where are pictures located?

And, finally, what expirience did you feel after switch from standalone to server versions?

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Could you give more details, please?

 

Where is Daminion server installed, on laptop or desktop?

Where is client is installed? Where are pictures located?

And, finally, what expirience did you feel after switch from standalone to server versions?

 

The Daminion server is installed on my desktop computer. The Daminion client is installed on my laptop.

 

My pictures are located on a second hard drive that is installed in the desktop.

 

I have not used the standalone version as much as the server version. Like I mentioned above, my hard drive in my laptop is limited in size so I did not want to try and install all of my pictures on it. I also wanted to leave my pictures where they were for backup reasons, accessibility by my wife, etc.

 

Even the Daminion client of the server version of the software allows you to create a local catalog if you want.

 

I should say that I purchased the Home Server version since it is for my personal pictures.

 

Frank Hahn

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