Then I am pretty sure you don’t need to expose any items and if you do, you are only contributing to the load on the myopenhab server for no reason. For Alexa and google home you just need to tag the items you do not gain anything by using expose. I was confused about why and what it was and feel the cloud connector page and the documentation probably needs a little more added to make it clearer otherwise we will have people adding things to the expose list when it is not needed.
No idea but it has only been turned off for the last few days and when the issue of the large load is fixed it should return to normal. See the thread I linked to for more info and work around methods. This has nothing to do with the OP since they are not using IFTTT.
Yes and it makes me wonder how much load on the myopenhab server is from people exposing stuff that is not needed to be. Can someone volunteer to update the docs? @Andrew_Rowe? Is there any reason other than IFTTT that needs the items exposed, or is it the only reason currently?
OK… I found what it was I was thinking. Here is a recent issue raised on the hueemulation binding which indicates something changed and all items not tagged as [internal] get exposed @5iver Scott, can you read thru this thread quickly and see if this issue is causing high load on servers? @digitaldan Dan, are you aware of following issue and could it be causing problems with server load?
(original post due to caffeine levels not yet up)
Sorry for not yet fully absorbing what is going on but I swear there was recent talk where something changed and all items which are not tagged [ignore] or something like that are automatically exposed or something, I think it’s a bug. Maybe this is wreaking havoc with servers, have the servers been experiencing high load? Off to dig around a little…
something is up… the other thread is about ifttt integration
This issue will only affect people using the snapshots (soon 2.5M2, if this is not deemed critical), and only after hueemulation is fixes so that it can discover devices again. Also, exposed to Alexa does not mean exposed to myopenhab.org, so I can’t see it being related. TMK, exposed to myopenhab.org does expose the devices to the Alexa skill.
@digitaldan will know best and might also be able to look into the hueemulation issues, which it looks like David is no longer supporting (but officially still listed as a codeowner).