For the past week, and more, I have been slowly working through migration issues. You come to notice how much you rely on home automation when it suddenly all stops working…
At this stage I have added most of my devices back and have powered down v2. The more devices I added the more issues started popping up. Here are a few:
Scenes were finally working beautifully… with v2 they would never complete and setting a LIFX table lamp to a color and 8% as a night light for my kids would take 2 or 3 or even 4 button presses each getting you closer but not actually there (incorrect color or dim level reduced but not down to 8%)… after the migration it was refreshing that it would execute fully with one button press. The honeymoon is over and I can no longer edit or create new scenes as I just get the “Something went wrong” error… DUH! I deleted all my scenes from the IDE but I still can’t create replacements. Wow… that did not last long. I think it may have been caused by removing devices without removing them from scenes first or some botched device I added which is causing issues… but these are just guesses.
Network repairs do not seem to run. When running them I always watch the Event List but they stopped producing the usual logs and they never seem to end… How can I troubleshoot what is causing the network repair to fail without any errors?
I get a zillion “access denied” errors when making changes in the new shard of the IDE. On the old shard I can edit as I please, on the new one it keeps giving me 403 errors. Related to this, in the app (classic), save buttons vanish until I go one level deeper and go back, or in some cases I have to back out as I simply can’t save. In other cases I can press the save button but it complains saying it is a denied action… when I finally give up I find that not only did it save, but it also created duplicates (scenes is a good example where it did that)
Adding devices was fast and trouble free at first. I am guessing that once I got over 100 devices or more, not sure when it started, the discovery became very slow and troublesome. Either the device became associated but never listed amongst my devices thus requiring to be excluded again, or it would get added without any notification. Adding the Schlage locks was a massive PITA, along with other devices that kept complaining that the security key exchange failed. No idea why… even with the hub right next to the door lock the issue was the same.
I just clicked on each device, one by one, to see the raw description. I found a number of battery operated sensors from Aeon Labs that had certain parts of the raw description set to all zeros. This is typically a sign that the inclusion did not work properly.
Any thoughts on how to address any of the issues above? I have written to support but they take a long time to reply and by the time they do I have moved on so they won’t be able to test the issues described as I have already made changes… or they will simply tell me I should not be running network repairs. OMG!
Anyway… even with how frustrating ST can be at times, I am still enjoying it