Move Database and Library to new Computer

I need to change the Mac I use for playing my musicfiles. So is there a way to move the complete Audirvana Database and Library from one Computer to another and than just move the license at the end?

Thanks in advance for all the help

I would advise you against that. The database also stores paths to the files. Just migrating the database file could lead to problems.

Yes you can and it is easily done, just bring your database file and the 2 preferences of Audirvana and copy them at the same place on the new Mac.

Apple hide the Home Folder in User Library at some time depending on OS System… When you have clicked your Home Folder, and cannot see the Library Folder in there, just do a ‘‘cmd J’’ to show the folder settings preferences and see at the bottom… click Show Library Folder and then you’ll have access to the rest forever.

If you have use your two licenses, deauthorize it first in Audirvana menu.

Close Audirvana

Go to User… Home Folder… Library… Applications Support… Audirvana…
Copy Audirvana folder (that is your database(s), old and new or just new).

Go to User… Home Folder… Library… Preferences…
Copy com.audirvana.Audirvana-Plus.plist and com.audirvana.Audirvana.plist in that folder (those are A+ software preferences)

Then install new system on new Mac. After copy your Audirvana app into applications folder (don’t open it). After Copy the Database and the preferences at their same places they were.

Restart Mac. Open Audirvana. Enter License. Enjoy :slight_smile:

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Even if the music file paths change, it’s just a matter of creating a symlink in the old location pointing to the new one or updating the paths directly in the SQLite database… Okay, might sound a bit scary, but it’s definitely doable. :slight_smile:

Advising against a move like this certainly has no technical foundation. Just keep a backup of the library folder and experiment at will, what’s there to lose?

I thought that just installing Audirvana on a new computer, pointing it to the music library and having it re-index automatically is the easier option.

But yeah, I know what you mean. It’s way too easy, editing the SQLite manually or messing with the symlinks is way more fun. ;):slight_smile:

New to this – will buy audirvana when I buy my MacBook Pro next week… I’m concerned about transferring my music library which is currently in Pono to the new computer … any reason I should worry ? Ant tips? Not too computer savvy so if this is a too-basic question my apologies, thanks