Hi all, i have spent a fair bit of time trying to learn on my own from the various available resources. so far so good i have set up my Openhab 3 on RPI4. I have some questions whihc i havent been able to answer yet.
if you enable wifi (via opehabian confi/ssh) does this replace the ethernet connection or is it a backup.I have enabled it a couple of times and it seems to hang. so before i try it again i want to backup the sd card to try to recover just incase
what is the best way to ensure a backup? is it both amanda and the mirroing of the sd card?
in this case i picked the setup sd mirroring. it does a mirror on a similar size card (so i assume i can just switch the cards now) but i cant tell if hte backup is setup on a schedule.
3, what is the best practice for creating a stable home automation hub? use sd and a SSD of much bigger size as the backup? or use an SSD as a main drive and my nas as a backup?
I want to monitor the temperature of the RPI incase there isn issue somewhere. what is the best way to bring it into the system. system info doesnt appear to have temp data.
I am happy you are putting forth the effort to learn. We are here to help you build & understand your system. many users want us to configure it for them so they copy and are lost when it breaks.
I am not that experienced with the Pi and have my OH system in a virtual machine so I cannot help answer your questions. Since you mentioned openhabian-config I tagged this thread as openhabian to get more assistance.
@JensD hey ty for that. i kinda got that far, i.e. i can run the command in ssh, i was hopping there was a simple binding way but your point creates a new question.
if not how do i execute code like the one you mention? do i need the exec binding? or do i place it in a rule/scirpt? and what do i read to learn how to update a dial in habpanel + send myself a notification if it goes above a level
it’s a built-in action you can use in rules, no need to install a binding
You can then assign the return value of the executeCommandLine to an Item which you can display in habpanel, e.g. RaspiTempItem.postUpdate(raspi_temp). Don’t forget to create a Number Item you can use for that.
Personally, I wouldn’t worry about it. Many of us run our RPis without fans and without issues (though I can’t say that no one has had issues). Don’t let that stop you if you just want to do it for the heck of it, though.
The bigger concern is power outages. If you don’t already have one, I recommend getting a UPS.
Hi @mstormi i did read the doc you mention - you made a couple of times (part of why i asked point 3). it isnt exactly clear for me that the trigger event you mention works . the main reason is that the instructions talk about 53 Setup SD monitoring but what i have in open hab in 53 is setup SD mirroring. So i was worried that it is an old document.
if it is a typo - i undersatnd that once every 6 months it updates the full thing and every day an incremental backup. but what does this mean - what will i loose betweent he 6month period? I also still dont understand the need for amanda here - is amanda prmarily for non rpi systems?