What is the most stable platform to run Domoticz?

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What is the most stable platform to run Domoticz?

Post by grant » Sunday 22 November 2015 18:58

Hi,
I have been running Domoticz for a few years now and love the software!

I mainly been using raspberry pi devices and have always been struggling with stability and have frequent outages due to the service going down or being unresponsive.

I was thinking of moving across to another platform host as a VM on me ESXI server, so could run Windows or Linux if required and keep my existing Pi’s as remote servers.

So my question is: Whats is the most stable platform to run Domoticz?

Thanks

Grant

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Re: What is the most stable platform to run Domoticz?

Post by Derik » Sunday 22 November 2015 20:10

Cubietruck or Cubieboard..
Bananapi...
Perhaps something with Windows, only then you have less options...
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Re: What is the most stable platform to run Domoticz?

Post by SweetPants » Sunday 22 November 2015 21:21

I'm running Domoticz on Intel NUC for almost two years now using Ubuntu and never had any issues concerning stability

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Post by joshimosh » Sunday 22 November 2015 21:39

My platform is a Raspberry Pi 2 24*7 without stability issues. All my sensors are wireless MySensors. All stable as it could be.

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Post by grant » Sunday 22 November 2015 21:46

Thanks Josh,

Can I ask what version you are running and how you installed it (sd image or a custom build)?

Do you use monit? if so can you let me know your monit config? the suggest monit configuration does not work with apache and Nginx.

I am running rfxcom from my pi2 and have two other Pi (the early b model) one with piface and the other a zwave stick.

Thanks for the Info!

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Re: What is the most stable platform to run Domoticz?

Post by ThinkPad » Monday 23 November 2015 10:22

SweetPants wrote:I'm running Domoticz on Intel NUC for almost two years now using Ubuntu and never had any issues concerning stability
Same here. Intel NUC with VMware ESXi --> Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS virtual machine --> Domoticz (compiled from source). See manual: http://domoticz.com/wiki/Linux

On my Synology NAS it also worked very stable, but it resulted in not letting the 2 HDD's sleep, so extra power usage.

I also use Monit on my Ubuntu setup, really handy.
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Re: What is the most stable platform to run Domoticz?

Post by StanHD » Monday 23 November 2015 15:47

Intel NUC under Windows. (Dedicated). Very reliable, but I have Windows Update set to manual so that I don't get uncontrolled re-starts.
This suits me because I have a Windows Home Server which does all my nightly backups and monitors the health of my PCs. (Also I have been working with Windows since the very first version which is comfortable for me ......... yep, I'm knocking on a bit :lol: )
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Post by Domosapiens » Tuesday 24 November 2015 1:00

Here running on an old notebook with Windows Vista: rock stable 24/7!

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Post by pvm » Tuesday 24 November 2015 3:08

Running stable on Pi 2
Synology NAS, PI3, ZWave, Xiamo zigbee devices, BTLE plant sensor

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Re: What is the most stable platform to run Domoticz?

Post by MartenW » Tuesday 08 August 2017 20:19

I'am curious to know what Grant choose for a stable Domoticz platform. I'm using two Rasberry Pi 2b (with Jessie lite) because of the unreliability of the Pi. My last problem was the update of Domoticz. It never worked until now, but unfortunately no Domoticz anymore. Furthermore, after a power failure ( installation work) ore a shutdown a real chance that Debian is corrupt ( mount problem etc.). A real frustrating experience until now.
Perhaps I use the wrong mem. cards, no idea.
I was thinking about Synology NAS, but hesitated after the remark of Thinkpad about the problem with the hdd.

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Re: What is the most stable platform to run Domoticz?

Post by gordonb3 » Tuesday 08 August 2017 21:57

The problem with a Pi is that you are using storage media that has a rather low limit on how many times you can write the same physical block. Unfortunately, both the Linux operating system will do frequent updates to log files and obviously Domoticz will do so with it's database. An SD card will most likely outlive a photo camera you put it in. In a dashcam it will probably go bust within a year or two. Depending on how many sensors you have registered and the frequency in which they report to Domoticz you may be looking at failure in about six months on a Pi.

In essence, you really want to run this with mechanical storage (i.e. a regular hard drive). That might still (partly) work with a Pi, but shamefully in that case it would have to be a USB connected drive and that is not as reliable as one would want. Don't worry about speed. I myself run this on an ARMv5te SoC with a (max 4700RPM "intellispeed") WD Red drive and I experience no performance issues at all. Except of course if I would try to compile Domoticz on the machine itself - that would take at least a full working day to complete.
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Re: What is the most stable platform to run Domoticz?

Post by Westcott » Wednesday 09 August 2017 0:04

Perhaps I'm lucky, or tempting fate, but I've been using a "Samsung Memory 16 GB PRO Micro SDHC Memory Card" in my Pi2 since the end of 2015.
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Re: What is the most stable platform to run Domoticz?

Post by gordonb3 » Wednesday 09 August 2017 10:07

May be. Using an A brand card will of course help. There are other factors to consider as well. Because the hardware is known to wear out after an X number of writes the logic on the card itself will try to spread those as evenly as possible, preventing the re-use of a block that was just freed. The number of times that a specific patch of memory is written over time therefore also depends on the amount of free space.
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Re: What is the most stable platform to run Domoticz?

Post by sincze » Wednesday 09 August 2017 17:41

I am using Cubietruck with Debian Jessie + Integrated Battery pack in case of power outage.
For stability: SSD inside :D the case.

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Re: What is the most stable platform to run Domoticz?

Post by SweetPants » Friday 11 August 2017 8:19

Domosapiens wrote:
Tuesday 24 November 2015 1:00
Here running on an old notebook with Windows Vista: rock stable 24/7!
Ehhhh Windows and 'stable' :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:, just kidding!!!

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