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Help - Homewave changes not saving
« on: November 12, 2016, 02:51:15 pm »
I've got a frustrating problem. I'm using Homewave on an ipad as my home automation front end. I am using version 2.4 and have 11 control panels.

Sometimes when i start Homewave it will revert back to a prior version of my GUI and all of the changes that I've made have 'disappreared'. Often I will have lost several iterations on changes (ie, not just the most recent changes). I'm vigilant in saving my changes and the configuration as I go. However, when I load the configuration - it's not the latest version either!

Something is definitely no quite right!

Has anyone seen similar behavior?

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Re: Help - Homewave changes not saving
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2016, 05:08:36 pm »
Perhaps try saving the config to Dropbox, deleting HomeWave, installing HomeWave again from the App Store, and loading the configuration back in?

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Re: Help - Homewave changes not saving
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2016, 09:51:52 pm »
Thanks.

Some further information. I received a message from Datamine earlier today that my Vera had restarted and that i should reload the graphing GUI. When I did that Datamine was showing that I only had 2 graph channels rather than ~19.

So... I suspect something is causing my Vera to crash and restart, which is then causing certain plugins (eg, Homewave and Datamine) to lose configuration data.

I'll do some more investigating...
« Last Edit: November 16, 2016, 05:14:39 am by jamac »

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Re: Help - Homewave changes not saving
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2016, 05:24:12 am »
A crashing Vera should not affect the configuration of HomeWave!  When you save your changes, does the app crash at all? 

The advice to save a good config to Dropbox is a good one, just in case...
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Re: Help - Homewave changes not saving
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2016, 09:02:29 pm »
The app doesn't crash and the changes appears to save (ie, I can close the app and open it a number of times and the changes are still 'there'). But then I'll open the app again - often several days later - and it has reverted to an old configuration.

Vera support cleared some cache files and suggested that I delete a couple of plugins, which I've done. But the configuration file is saved on the ipad (or dropbox) not the Vera so this 'housekeeping' won't fix the issue.

I also saved the configuration to dropbox, deleted the app, reinstalled it and re-loaded the configuration. This worked but didn't solve the problem.

I've resorted to religiously saving the configuration to both the ipad and dropbox. This has limited the impact of the issue but I'm still losing changes.

Not sure if its relevant but I have quite a complex configuration with 11 control screens - lots of dimmer sliders and on/off buttons and quite a few web tiles.
« Last Edit: November 21, 2016, 12:15:04 am by jamac »

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Re: Help - Homewave changes not saving
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2016, 08:26:15 am »
11 Screens is by no means at the limit of what the app can handle.  I've looked into this issue further, but I haven't found anything that could cause this.  I've also not have anyone else report this bug.

Have you lost changes after saving and reloading a config from Dropbox?
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Re: Help - Homewave changes not saving
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2016, 03:39:33 pm »
Thanks for looking into this.

Yes, it's happened a couple of times since I started saving the configuration file to dropbox.

I'm trying to establishing if there is a pattern. I'll report back if I notice anything.

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Re: Help - Homewave changes not saving
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2017, 07:01:52 pm »
Reviving this thread as I'm still having problems saving my configuration files.

I have Homewave installed on two different ipads (a dedicated HA ipad and a development ipad) and am seeing the same behaviour on both, ie, 'save configuration' does not save the current configuration properly (to the ipad or dropbox) resulting in a 'load configuration' uploading an old configuration file.

A recent example:
  • I made some changed on the development ipad and saved the configuration file to dropbox
  • then I tried to upload that configuration file to the HA ipad - although I could see then new configuration file in dropbox but when I uploaded it I received an old configuration
  • I went back to the dev ipad a number of times and re-saved the configuration file but could never get it to save the current configuration (ie, the configuration I could see on the dev ipad)
  • finally I shut down HomeWave on the dev ipad and restarted it and it reverted back to the previous configuration (ie, the configuration I was seeing on the HA ipad)

I've seen the same behavior on both iPads and have deleted and reinstalled Homewave on both devices a couple of times but continue to have this problem.

Has anyone seen similar behavior? Any tips?

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Re: Help - Homewave changes not saving
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2017, 09:48:24 am »
Does anyone else have this issue?  I have tried to reproduce it but no lock so far.
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Re: Help - Homewave changes not saving
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2017, 04:29:39 pm »
The configuration file seems to be saving ok right now but this problem recurs periodically.

I've also noticed the following behaviour, which might be related:
  • press spanner icon enter edit mode, select a control panel for editing, press spanner icon to edit the control panel
  • scroll down to the bottom of the editing screen and 'select save control panel'
  • enter a unique filename and press 'save' - Homewave immediately crashes
  • However, if I restart Homewave, return to the control panel editing screen and select 'load control panel' I can see that the file saved (ie, I can see the unique filename)
  • If I load that control panel file, it appears to be ok (ie, it seems to have saved properly despite the crash).

Related?


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Re: Help - Homewave changes not saving
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2017, 06:37:23 am »
Probably not related, but I'll look into it
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