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    Watchdog program

    I found this watchdog program mentioned when browsing another forum. It may be useful to someone concerned about HS crashing!

    http://www.kwakkelflap.com/watchdog.html


    Jon
    Jon


    #2
    Seems like a good program, and I bought it, but it doesn't seem to work with Homeseer. I think all the processes that Homeseer starts up gets it confussed.

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      #3
      Jon,
      Surely you have tried MCS's Guardian Angel on this message board. Michael knows the HS environment well and has built this little app with HS in mind.

      Also, I don't know if you have an Ocelot, but there are code snippets in that forum for a hardware watchdog.

      Between Guardian Angel and the Ocelot, I have no hangs over ten minutes.


      ~Bill

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        #4
        Why do you need a watchdog type system?
        -Rupp
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          #5
          <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Rupp:
          Why do you need a watchdog type system? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

          Some people's systems are not perfect. With all the plugins, home brewed apps, running multiple programs on HS computers, we occassionally get lockups or stalls.

          A lot of people had problems with W2C HiPhones that used to cause hardware lockups too.

          I want my home automation as reliable as possible so I incorporate different watchdogs to ensure this.

          I reboot my computer every night at 11:45PM. That way if speech takes a dump or some other program dies in the background, I will have a fresh HS running by morning when I need it the most.

          wrb


          ~Bill

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            #6
            I see.
            -Rupp
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              #7
              If you look at the date of my post it was in early 2003.

              I do use an Ocelot as a hardware watchdog but the info was just to inform others if they wanted to go a software route. As Anogee has found out, it obviously does not work with HS.
              Jon

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                #8
                I have been using the one listed in this thread. It is free and works great, notifies my by email if HS is ever not responding.

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                  #9
                  Scott,
                  What do you do if it is locked up or down? This is only half of the solution no?
                  -Rupp
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                    #10
                    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Rupp:
                    Scott,
                    What do you do if it is locked up or down? This is only half of the solution no? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                    I reboot, or wait to see if it fixes itself... Notification is extremly important, I can also trigger reboots with scripts or many other methods... I was offering something external, that was free, and it works great. If you want to pay a little more they offer even more features that can automate everything.
                    Personally there are somethings I don't want to automate. I want to see what is happening before I reboot/restart, as too many times I have seen systems stuck in a auto-reboot loop...

                    The top solution in this thread does nothing if the network is down or the entire system is not responding...

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