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  • Pete
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    Here purchased my little cube PC (Xi5a) with a 32Gb W7 Pro SSD. I wanted to run Linux so purchased a 32 Gb SSD. The Pine64 2 Gb machine is running off a micro SD card.

    I still prefer an SSD over a microSD. The bigger machine running Homeseer 3 Pro is using a .m2 SSD which is the size of my thumbnail.

    Homeseer 3 in Linux is just a directory whether it is on a 32bit Linux OS or 64bit Linux OS. I do see that the 64bit Linux OS is using a 64bit Mono.

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  • abwyatt
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    Thanks Pete. I like the idea of a second SSD drive to build a new 64 bit Ubuntu on. It'll allow me to play around with Mono and my HS3 events as well. A new project for me ...

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  • Pete
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    8Gb is good.

    You can boot up in a live version or do an install via a USB stick.

    LUbuntu download

    I would just purchase a 32Gb SSD, keep the SSD that you have and install it new on another SSD. Relating to Mono you will need to install the old 3.0.28 version to keep your stuff or install the current mono and redo your events.

    Here in the early days of the Homeseer 3 Zee I updated mono and redid all of my events. I initially started with Homeseer 3 Pro on Windows and switched to Ubuntu Linux in the first days of Homeseer 3 Pro.

    You can too once you have built the SSD is imaging it such that you have a DR recovery option. This would be a snapshot of a running configuration rather and a new starting build.

    One of my two testing HS3 Lite machines is using a 32Gb SSD drive. It is easy to remove and plug in to one of those USB to SSD devices.

    HS3ZeeLite:~# hdparm -I /dev/sda

    /dev/sda:

    ATA device, with non-removable media
    Model Number: 32GB SATA III 6G mSATA w/ECA
    Serial Number: 40200xyz
    Firmware Revision: 502ABBF0
    Transport: Serial, ATA8-AST, SATA 1.0a, SATA II Extensions, SATA Rev 2.5, SATA Rev 2.6, SATA Rev 3.0

    Another thing I can do too is just boot with a Live Ubuntu disk and do a copy of the SSD drive to a USB stick.
    Last edited by Pete; October 1, 2017, 08:48 AM.

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  • abwyatt
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    Originally posted by Pete View Post
    Updating the SEL to 64bit mode would be just creating a USB install Ubuntu stick. You would not be able to do a factory install from the built in image. How much memory does the SEL have. Optimally the more memory you have the faster Ubuntu will run.
    8GB!

    So if I plug in the USB install Ubuntu stick, and bootup the SEL, it will then pick-up the 64bit install automatically? In other words, can the SEL boot from a USB?

    What version of Mono would it install?
    Last edited by abwyatt; September 30, 2017, 11:23 PM.

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  • Pete
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    Updating the SEL to 64bit mode would be just creating a USB install Ubuntu stick. You would not be able to do a factory install from the built in image. How much memory does the SEL have. Optimally the more memory you have the faster Ubuntu will run.

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  • abwyatt
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    Originally posted by Pete View Post
    Yeah; I do not recall which specific version of Homeseer 3 update notes that Rich mentioned the update to Mono 4.X. I am sure though it was mentioned and I updated another user (with less events) to version 5.X.

    How are you backing up your SEL?

    Another thing I noticed is that the SEL runs Ubuntu 14.04 (old now) in 32 bit mode rather than 64 bit mode. Here way long time ago started with HS3 Pro running in Ubuntu 14.04 in 64 bit mode then upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 in 64bit mode.
    Sorry, it wasn't clear, I usually do a factory restore from built in image. Quickest way I know. Usually I can reinstall Linux and my backup Homeseer directory within 30 minutes.

    Would love to get my SEL into 64 bit mode. How can we do that? I have had the occasional Linux crash in the past with no apparent issue in the HS3 logs.

    Thanks for reporting the Mono issue in the .368 thread.

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  • Pete
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    Yeah; I do not recall which specific version of Homeseer 3 update notes that Rich mentioned the update to Mono 4.X. I am sure though it was mentioned and I updated another user (with less events) to version 5.X.

    How are you backing up your SEL?

    Another thing I noticed is that the SEL runs Ubuntu 14.04 (old now) in 32 bit mode rather than 64 bit mode. Here way long time ago started with HS3 Pro running in Ubuntu 14.04 in 64 bit mode then upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 in 64bit mode.
    Last edited by Pete; September 30, 2017, 05:51 AM.

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  • abwyatt
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    Originally posted by Pete View Post
    I thought that the Lab to backup events would work.

    What is the Mono version that you have installed on the original?

    Thinking Rich mentioned something about needing mono version 4.X and above for current version of Homeseer 3 (.368).
    Restored my original SEL Linux OS. See attached screenshot. Mono is 3.2.8. I am running .368 and it seems to be running fine.

    Current Date/Time: 9/30/2017 10:08:22 AM
    HomeSeer Version: HS3 Standard Edition 3.0.0.368
    Linux version: Linux hometrollerSEL 3.16.0-031600-generic #201408031935 SMP Sun Aug 3 23:56:17 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux System Uptime: 0 Days 0 Hours 34 Minutes 21 Seconds
    IP Address: 192.168.100.101
    Number of Devices: 350
    Number of Events: 207
    Available Threads: 199

    Enabled Plug-Ins
    2.0.47.0: BLBackup
    2.0.35.0: BLLAN
    2.0.10.0: BLPlex
    3.0.0.5: CM15A
    1.0.0.0: drhsEventEnabler
    3.0.1.90: PHLocation
    3.0.4.8: SDJ-Health
    3.0.5917.35093: UltraLog3
    3.0.1.130: Z-Wave
    Attached Files

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  • Pete
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    I thought that the Lab to backup events would work.

    What is the Mono version that you have installed on the original?

    Thinking Rich mentioned something about needing mono version 4.X and above for current version of Homeseer 3 (.368).

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  • abwyatt
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    Originally posted by Pete View Post
    There is more to it. There is a new tab called lab in V.368 which has a back up piece to it and you need to back up before updating Mono.

    Yes you will need to go event by event and build them new.

    If you have a wide screen monitor or two monitors open up the event on the left and using a second browser window create the event from scratch. Then delete the old event and rename the new event with the old name. One by one.
    Actually it is worse than I thought. All the events have lost their triggers. Meaning I'll have to rebuild all events as you suggest, all 204 events ... Eeeek!!

    I have been using Lab to backup events, but restoring does not restore the triggers. Guess this is the downside. I don't think it's worth it - the amount of time I would need to rebuild the events. Think I'll revert ...

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  • Pete
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    There is more to it. There is a new tab called lab in V.368 which has a back up piece to it and you need to back up before updating Mono.

    Yes you will need to go event by event and build them new.

    If you have a wide screen monitor or two monitors open up the event on the left and using a second browser window create the event from scratch. Then delete the old event and rename the new event with the old name. One by one.

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  • abwyatt
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    Originally posted by Pete View Post
    Good news!

    Nah I wouldn't do this from a plane....
    Hi Pete. I'm back down on earth now and I've updated Mono to 5.2 now.

    BUT, I seem to have a problem with my events. Any event with counters and timers have lost their settings and their triggers. Events without counters and timers are fine. Is that normal? Do I have to rebuild my events?

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  • Stevieboy
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    I will end up breaking it [emoji853]


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  • Stevieboy
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    Hi Pete, you kindly logged in from across the seas for me last time. Are you kindly able to assist again in this manner?


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  • Pete
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    Good news!

    Nah I wouldn't do this from a plane....

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