by PerLinden » 28 Mar 2019, 10:11
by MikeC » 28 Mar 2019, 10:43
by PerLinden » 30 Mar 2019, 12:55
by eea123 » 31 Mar 2019, 12:19
by MikeC » 31 Mar 2019, 13:19
eea123 wrote:Yikes. How often does this happen? I leave my PI on 24x7, so no booting wear but the MPD is written back to the SD card correct?
by eea123 » 12 Apr 2019, 09:02
MikeC wrote:eea123 wrote:Yikes. How often does this happen? I leave my PI on 24x7, so no booting wear but the MPD is written back to the SD card correct?
I have 3 units, and of the 3 I was probably re-imaging a problem install about 1 every 2-3 months combined (I keep a backup configured image and use drive cloning software). The devices are: 1 powered 24x7, 1 powered on demand, 1 mobile with a cell phone backup battery.
I found the most common issue was letting the battery on the portable die repeatedly. That one had the most re-images until I got a bigger battery.
The next most common issue is leaving the Web radio running on the 24x7 unit. I was turning off the stereo amp only. I can only imagine the constant buffering does something. I now stop the web radio and that one is fine now.
The only one left that gets an occasional re-image is the 'on-demand' unit. This is in my computer lab/den and it gets the tests of updates and UI enhancements. I now keep a extra image SD around for testing, so it has been a few months since I re-imaged anything.
If you do a lot of customization on the image, or a very large recording db, make a good backup. On a fresh image, my recording DB takes 2 hours + on a wired connection.
Also watch out for repeat power interruptions where you don't shut down properly. The indicator lamp on the Pi should blink 10 quick times at shutdown.