Platfrom RPI4b 8gb
Zwave via AEOTEC stick gen 5
hello, i am kinda stuck with a technical issue and the only solution I can technically think of is to rebuild by Openhab fully manually (not based on backup)
during my upgrade from 3 to 4, due to an old RPI version, the transfer/upgrade “broke” the system due to java. I managed to login and run / create a backup locally (remote died) and used this to “restore” configuration to a 4.0 rebuild.
this is where things went so so. first and I dont know if this is good or bad actually, the restore moves some folders around here and there - so it seems messy - as if the v3 is aplied over 4 (again it works so who am i to say) .
I had an issue mainly though with one of my bindings/ IP camera. for some reason which i cant solve there is a declining amount of memory if the binding is activated and (about 15 cameras) are accessed. the memory declines until the system crashes within 24hours or so. I have tried removing ffmpeg but nothing happens. only “killing” the bindings allows the system to behave as wanted. So i am starting to think that it is something i am "carrying from my previous install and maybe a basic rebuild would be better.
in an ideal scenario i would tranfer my things/rules/habpanel/items through a basic file tranfer “folder copy” and then rebuild the ipcamera setup which although a little tedius is the next step i am going to try on a clean install of 4 since it doesnt need all my bits and pieces.
I have read around and there are many answer probably understood by more technical people than myself when it come to linux. I think it is doable, there maybe rights issues to the folder i will need to deal with but i would love anyone who has done something like this to offer some advice.
so assume i start with a fresh 4.0 install how easily can i fully restore the basics?
The good thing is I have time as i have an available RPI to rebiuld while my main system is still working
I was having some issues on my 3.4 builds. I did not want to move those issues forward to 4.0. So I started from scratch on my spare RPI. This helped tremendously and all the issues I had before did not come back. I did have some new issues due to changes in bindings and rules, but it was worth the effort. 5 remote RPIs, 1 master RPI with 110 things, 486 items and 147 rules.
It may be worth the effort. Good Luck.
Rich i will try the rebuild via deleting the cameras first. no reason not to actually since i am not actually loosing something.
What was strange for me was how the folders of the 4.0 card changed completely when i did the restore. have a look at the before and after - this is why i was concerned if something restored was causing some of the issues.
do you know the best way to just restore items/model/rules? is there a way to just copy paste files? Bindings i can reinstall so it would save lots of time to do it this way?