Want to duplicate iTunes on Server and iMac

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by waring192, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. waring192 macrumors member

    May 16, 2012
    Hi guys,

    Im running a old MacBook Air which the battery is broken as a server with an external hard drive for time machine, print server etc.

    I was wondering if its possible to put music onto my MacBook Pro (256GB) via iTunes which also duplicates it onto my server for streaming around the house etc as I have a few airport express's dotted around in various rooms.

    Im not always at home but it would be nice to have all the music on the server and my MacBook for when I'm away but my girlfriend can stream stuff from the server. I don't fancy having to copy files to the server each time but I think thats the only way?

    Also, my grandma lives in a section of the house and she loves her classical music etc. Is it possible to separate the library into two sections? One for my grandma and one for my girlfriend and I?

    Many thanks.
  2. Alrescha, Jun 10, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2017

    Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    It has been a while since I looked, but I seem to remember that if you are using Home Sharing then iTunes has a pretty nice interface for copying files from one machine to another - including a 'not on this computer' page which makes bringing one machine up-to-date pretty easy.

    If you are keeping track of your new stuff, you could also share the "Automatically add to iTunes" folder on your server and just drag and drop stuff into that as you get it.

    As for grandma, I have no suggestions except for smart playlists to make it easy to play her preferred music.

  3. Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011
    Just give granny a folder with all her playlists, smart or otherwise, inside.
    It's not ideal, but setting up a separate library for her will just cause pain.

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