Openhab 3 new setup. Log file, addons and MQTT issues

Hey all. I have a new setup for openhab.
In my log file i get this all the time


==> /var/log/openhab/openhab.log <==

==> /var/log/openhab/openhab.log <==

2021-01-13 23:22:20.160 [INFO ] [.reconnect.PeriodicReconnectStrategy] - Try to restore connection to '192.168.0.143'. Next attempt in 60000ms

2021-01-13 23:22:20.170 [INFO ] [.transport.mqtt.MqttBrokerConnection] - Starting MQTT broker connection to '192.168.0.143' with clientid 1d216321-c7d0-49b7-ad8a-554a9acd4823

2021-01-13 23:23:20.179 [INFO ] [.reconnect.PeriodicReconnectStrategy] - Try to restore connection to '192.168.0.143'. Next attempt in 60000ms

2021-01-13 23:23:20.190 [INFO ] [.transport.mqtt.MqttBrokerConnection] - Starting MQTT broker connection to '192.168.0.143' with clientid 1d216321-c7d0-49b7-ad8a-554a9acd4823

2021-01-13 23:22:20.170 [INFO ] [.transport.mqtt.MqttBrokerConnection] - Starting MQTT broker connection to '192.168.0.143' with clientid 1d216321-c7d0-49b7-ad8a-554a9acd4823

Im also getting old things with problems.

2021-01-07 00:47:36.012 [INFO ] [ab.event.ThingStatusInfoChangedEvent] - Thing 'mqtt:broker:ddcdb8043a' changed from OFFLINE to UNINITIALIZED (HANDLER_MISSING_ERROR)

2021-01-07 00:47:36.329 [INFO ] [ab.event.ThingStatusInfoChangedEvent] - Thing 'konnected:module:10363572' changed from ONLINE to UNINITIALIZED

2021-01-07 00:47:36.357 [INFO ] [ab.event.ThingStatusInfoChangedEvent] - Thing 'konnected:module:10363572' changed from UNINITIALIZED to UNINITIALIZED (HANDLER_MISSING_ERROR)

2021-01-07 00:47:36.362 [INFO ] [ab.event.ThingStatusInfoChangedEvent] - Thing 'konnected:module:1483753' changed from ONLINE to UNINITIALIZED

2021-01-07 00:47:36.387 [INFO ] [ab.event.ThingStatusInfoChangedEvent] - Thing 'konnected:module:1483753' changed from UNINITIALIZED to UNINITIALIZED (HANDLER_MISSING_ERROR)

2021-01-07 00:47:36.390 [INFO ] [ab.event.ThingStatusInfoChangedEvent] - Thing 'konnected:module:7591137' changed from ONLINE to UNINITIALIZED

2021-01-07 00:47:36.417 [INFO ] [ab.event.ThingStatusInfoChangedEvent] - Thing 'konnected:module:7591137' changed from UNINITIALIZED to UNINITIALIZED (HANDLER_MISSING_ERROR)

2021-01-07 00:47:36.420 [INFO ] [ab.event.ThingStatusInfoChangedEvent] - Thing 'konnected:module:1479683' changed from ONLINE to UNINITIALIZED

2021-01-07 00:47:36.452 [INFO ] [ab.event.ThingStatusInfoChangedEvent] - Thing 'konnected:module:1479683' changed from UNINITIALIZED to UNINITIALIZED (HANDLER_MISSING_ERROR)

And im also not getting item state change events.
When i switch lights on and off. theyre not showing in the log.

Not sure whats going on. Can somebody help?

I have the MQTT binding installed.
I have a thing created that links to my external MQTT
But i think i also have mosquitto installed from openhabian-config. Because my MQTT is on another PI.

and i also have this in my inbox for things. the system broker.

So few issues.

  1. Getting old things saying theyre uninitialized.
  2. Getting MQTT broker connection info every minute.
  3. Item states not showing in logs. EDIT. Seems as though this might be intentional. Events.log is not being written to. But i can stream events using MAIN UI developer sidebar. If so. this is fine.

New OH3 install. manually moving items and things over slowly.
Frontail installed using openhabian-config.

I also had trouble with the system broker Just use the normal one

Did you specify a password for openhabian mosquitto?

My MQTT is not password protected.
Im using mosquitto. because right now. My MQTT is on another PI with my OH2.5 setup. which works. im in the process of upgrading to oh3 and manually configuring it.

So i would like to continue using mosquitto and not the embedded.

Ok cool so you have mosquitto running on a different machine without a password.

Do you know the version number of mosquitto is it old?

You set the system broker here up because it showed up in the in box.

Try deleting the data there, the thing and ignore in the inbox.

Mqtt will still work you just get the errors.

You have an online broker so you can continue hacking

I have the MQTT binding installed.

I also have mosquitto installed using openhabian-config.
I have an external broker setup to look at my external MQTT setup.


This is the logs file. So it doesn’t have anything to do with the system broker. This is from the thing i have created.

I find if i remove the MQTT binding, it also removes the external MQTT link i have too.
In my inbox. i have the system broker too

Now, I haven’t setup MQTT like i used to with mosquitto on the old one. The old system was setup in a MQTT.config file. This one ive setup using the MAINUI.

It seems as though theyre just info logs, with a reconnection attempt every minute.
Not sure if its actually an issue

Strange thing.

when restarting. it looks like im getting two connections to my external mqtt service.

2021-01-14 22:08:15.244 [INFO ] [.transport.mqtt.MqttBrokerConnection] - Starting MQTT broker connection to '192.168.0.143' with clientid 877a0d52-b590-4bc8-abd0-993d4f3faec6

2021-01-14 22:08:15.551 [INFO ] [.transport.mqtt.MqttBrokerConnection] - Starting MQTT broker connection to '192.168.0.143' with clientid a7c416e4-b345-4ad2-b8e4-4921a1a04650