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Users / Re: All user data on disk B
« on: December 26, 2011, 01:57:19 pm »

Rdiff-backup is covering symbolic links. So this should do the trick.

ps would be nice to have a complete backup system integrated in linuxmce, no?
One where you can define what/where/when/how to backup... Maybe for the next release?   ;)

Users / Backup your server
« on: December 26, 2011, 11:42:18 am »

Of course, it's always nice to have a complete image of your server in case of failure. But in the field, this is a bit hard. Shutdown the server, start your image manually, restart server. Downtime server: x-hours...

There's a backup option in the webmin, but i recall that this wasn't working for 100%.
For the moment, i created a folder and small script that copies automatically every night all files i ever changed. For example the dchp-extra file, eibd files...

It would be nice that all configuration (db?) would be copied each night to a remote storage, no?
Than when a crash occurs, you can reinstall and restore an up to date config...

Any thoughts about the best way to backup your configuration daily?

Users / Re: Best way to backup/ghost a working system
« on: December 26, 2011, 11:36:25 am »
I also use CloneZilla, works great. Just a hint: don't put any media files on the boot disk; you'll get a disk image of 4-15 GB and backup/restore will be very fast.


Since linuxmce handles this automaticlly (the location of the files), it's a bit hard to arrange this. Or how did you manage to do this?

Users / Re: All user data on disk B
« on: December 26, 2011, 11:34:29 am »

So only /home to backup all my data?
I will start looking for the best way to backup this to a third disk... Some time ago, i played around with rdiff-backup. Maybe time to put it in place. ;)

Rest only linuxMCE itself. But maybe i start best a new thread for that...

Users / Re: All user data on disk B
« on: December 26, 2011, 10:18:20 am »
Hmmm, not sure if i like that. :'(

This means that when my 1 TB disk has fe 75% in use, he'll start to use the primary disk (os)? Regarding he still has 250 GB free?

Is there a way to change this? So that my 1TB is always the primary disk for data? I'm just a bit afraid that after a while, i'll not be aware where my data is located. Some on disk A, some on disk B.  So if i need to backup stuff (os or data), i need to backup each time everytime?

My idea is for the future:
  • Data backup each day (mirroring, nightly copy, to define...)
  • Config backup each week (dump db's, configfiles...)
  • OS backup each month (or important changes)

Users / All user data on disk B
« on: December 24, 2011, 05:45:31 pm »

I've arranged my system so that i've got a disk of 320GB for my OS (linuxmce), and a disk of 1TB for all data.
What's the best way so all data is arriving on disk B?

Reason for this is to split my data from my system. Like this, i can take a complete images (without any user data) of disk A.
And later on, i would like to add a third disk of 1TB so i can mirror disk B.

Suggestions, tips, help is more then welcome!!!

Users / Re: eibd and lmce 10.04
« on: December 11, 2011, 03:18:34 pm »
I had the same problem (again) after a reinstall. Toke me 2 hours to figure out what was going on.
On terminal level i could control the light, but by linuxmce not.

Very important step!!!

Download and copy it to /usr/pluto/bin (and reload of course).
Be sure that the copy was successful. I had several times that the copy wasn't OK because eib was already running...

Installation issues / Boot problems
« on: December 05, 2011, 08:37:22 am »

My Server was running perfectly for several months.

Yesterday, i had a free day to dig in deeper into the server. I did a lot of work:
  • Installing/configuring cacti (/usr/share/cacti/...), split for linuxmce?
  • Copying a bunch of movies (400 GB) to the public folder (home/public/data/videos/xxx)
  • Playing around with the screensaver

Everything was fine, till late in the evening. Suddenly my workstations couldn't connect any more. When i checked the server, he 'frooze'. Only a hard reboot was possible. After the reboot, linuxmce doens't come up properly. Just a black screen with the mouse flash.
I can switch to console (CTRL-ALT-F2) and log in. Luckly...
The problem is like the video issue before, so i rerun AVwizard_run and choose the settings that worked for 100%. But no luck.  :'(
My workstations are getting an IP, but nothing else works (proxy, webserver...). When i scan the server, only port 2000 is listing?

Where is the best place now to look?

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Complete automated backup system
« on: October 04, 2011, 02:42:54 pm »
I thought it was broken in the webadmin

Oops, and i toke backups from there, trusted that it was enough when i messed up the server again.  :-[

I'll see then if i can gather all 'important' config files/db to backup...

Feature requests & roadmap / Complete automated backup system
« on: October 04, 2011, 12:59:37 pm »

I'm trying to get a kind of backup solution up and running.
Personally i use a lot 'rdiff-backup' to backup things under linux. I put this in different crontabs to backup different folders (home, config, data...).

Now i'm wondering what is backupped with the webinterface in linuxmce.
And how i could do this automaticlly. This way, i can take this into account with my global backups...

Users / Re: Input switches and 'sleeping scenario'
« on: October 03, 2011, 08:37:36 am »
sensor in the security area.

Ah, sensor, that 'definition' i didn't tried...  ???
I'll give it a try this evening...


Users / [Solved] Input switches
« on: October 02, 2011, 05:13:49 pm »

My installation is working with all EIB interface. All my lighting interfaces and power outlets are in linuxmce. And with an orbiter, i can nicely light up or shutdown the lights.
Now i'm wondering how (where) i should add a light switch (input relay). Is this the same as a light bulb (output relay)?

What's the best approach for this?

Installation issues / Webadmin very slow after interface device
« on: September 17, 2011, 07:44:24 am »

I've installed the latest version of 8.10-final. And with this, a completely new setup of my devices.

I just added a EIB interface (template 49). And once this is in, the webpage is very slow (refresh +/- 1min).
This only happens when i add the EIB interface and click on interface. Once i remove the EIB interface, it runs like hell.

I suppose it has something to do with the serial/IP setting?
Because my device is a IP based device. So i don't have a serial port, and i'm thinking that he needs a timeout for the serial port?
In the settings, i already removed the portsetting, and added as ip
But this stays the same.

From a terminal, i can control the lights. So eib is running correctly.
And i've download and copy it to /usr/pluto/bin (and did the reboot).

Any idea?

Installation issues / Re: Several lights in 1 room
« on: September 07, 2011, 07:04:25 am »

After playing around with the scenario's, i got the picture.
Now i can nicely put several buttons on my 'light row'.


Users / Re: 2 home automation gateways
« on: September 06, 2011, 07:21:25 am »
KNX bus to encompass both buildings

I wasn't aware that you could go long distances with the signal (EIB bus).
If i may believe following document:, i should easily bridge my 2 installations (about 60m from each other).

If this is the case, linuxmce will work out of the box...  :-\

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