Curious... "Preparing Library"

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PL | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Apr 8 2019 8:36 AM

Curious: What does "Preparing Library..." mean? What is the program actually doing?

Thanks,

Peter

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James H. Schafer | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 8 2019 9:35 AM

I don't know the answer to your question, but it seems that my program is almost in a continuous "Preparing Library." Sometimes it hangs on 5% for several hours on end. I, too, am curious!!

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PL | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 8 2019 5:28 PM

BUMP...

Faithlife?

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PL | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 9 2019 1:51 PM

Any insights from Faithlife folks??

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Joe McCune (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 9 2019 2:34 PM

"Preparing Library" can mean that Logos is doing one of several things:

  • Checking to make sure everything in the Library was fully downloaded
  • Checking if it needs to download new or updated Library resources
  • Putting the finishing touches on what it has indexed

It's normal for Logos to quickly Prepare the Library each time you start Logos. The process may take much longer if there has been a major update, or you purchased a lot of new resources.

James, if you find that Logos is perpetually Preparing the Library, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-875-6467 or customerservice@faithlife.com.

 

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 9 2019 2:40 PM

Hi Joe

Joe McCune (Faithlife):

It's normal for Logos to quickly Prepare the Library each time you open the Library.

Did you mean “open the Library” or “start Logos” here?

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Joe McCune (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 9 2019 2:59 PM

Thanks for catching that Graham.

I did mean “start Logos”.  I have edited my post accordingly.

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Joe McCune (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 9 2019 3:33 PM

And if anyone is interested, here is a more technically accurate description:

"Preparing Library" essentially means that Logos is moving downloaded resource files into the permanent location, and/or updating library catalog with new resource metadata.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 9 2019 4:14 PM

If you want even more detail of what's happening in this stage, this post of mine from 2013 is still true, I think and seems to chime with Joe's explanation: https://community.logos.com/forums/p/75059/525016.aspx#525016.

It said:

  • Stage 1 of 'preparing your library' is the discovery mode. It scans through the downloads, compares them to existing resources, and moves them to the correct location. It's pretty quick, just 1 or 2s per resource.
  • Stage 2 of 'preparing your library' updates the library catalog. This makes sure all the data in your library is up to date with the new resources, and copies in the thumbnails and other metadata. This takes 1-2s per resource, plus another 5-30s depending on the size of your library.
  • Stage 3 of 'preparing your library' create the keylink databases. This is your prioritisations, so creating this database is crucial for Logos to be able to access your resources from Guides, Biblical Facts, Parallel Resources, and so on. This is usually fairly quick.
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PL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 10 2019 10:36 AM

Thanks for satisfying our curiosity!

Peter

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