Schedule Reboot Hub?


(Vic Singh) #1

Hi All,

Can I schedule my ST Hub to reboot without using a wall plug?

My router schedule is 4 AM and was wondering if I could do the same for ST.

Thanks,
Vic


(Kraeg) #2

Not that I’m aware of and could actually cause more problems, the hub isn’t designed to be rebooted all the time as it has to keep connected to your devices and maintain the mesh.

If you use a smart plug make sure it isn’t connected to ST as it won’t come back on and also make sure you have the batteries out

But again - I wouldn’t

Kraeg


(Ben W) #3

I am guessing the reboot of the Router is causing ST not to reconnect to the internet automatically.

You could create a script that logs into the IDE and clicks the reboot hub. I would also recommend against it. I would look at the need of rebooting your hub nightly.


(Jason "The Enabler" as deemed so by @Smart) #4

If you are having to reboot any part of that system every night you’ve got a serious configuration or hardware problem.


(Realy Living Dream) #5

Get a smart plug NOT connected to ST , like TP-Link wifi wall wart. Then if router reboots every day at 4:00, schedule the plug ( I assume Tp-link app allows for scheduled events) to turn off at 4:05 ( after router reboot is complete ) , on at 4:06 or something like that.


(Nathan Cook) #6

I heard argument like @bamarayne 's (Jason mad respect to your contribution to the forum… side note) and I get the fact that they should not need to be rebooted but we all still have to do it sometimes. I don’t know if nightly is necessary but I wonder is weekly would be helpful for both a router and the ST hub. I know both of mine occasionally experience… hickups, brain farts, etc. call them what you want but the reboot almost always fixes whatever caused the issues.


(Jason "The Enabler" as deemed so by @Smart) #7

Very true, and I agree… The occasional cache flush does improve things. A reboot can be helpful… But they can be dangerous… And a required reboot is a sign of trouble.


(Nathan Cook) #8

True true… so is there a happy medium?

I mean, thinking purely theoretical here, for the long term stable automation some type of maintenance function will probably be necessary. A perfect system would be able to run for years without issue but to do that some up keep is needed, right?


(Jason "The Enabler" as deemed so by @Smart) #9

I only reboot my hubs and router if required, but I monitor my system stats.

I think of my home network as a small WAN with the hubs representing my servers.

Have you ever rebooted a MS exchange server? Not a pretty experience


(Vic Singh) #10

Guys,
The reason I was thinking of doing this is because I notice I have issues with my Schlage lock.
When I run my core routine our regular routine it only works some time.

My regular routine. Unlock deadbolt / disarm SHM/turn on light

Core same as above but if door lock them. Arm SHM /lock deadbolt / turn off light after 1 min.

I notice some time it doesn’t unlock and even more often it doesn’t relock.
When I restart the hub it goes trouble free for a few days.


(Realy Living Dream) #11

I would look into why Core if failing, before I looked at automating a hub reboot every day to fix Core .


(Vic Singh) #12

I will…
Thank you


(ELllv) #13

You can create a cron schedule in a smart app with the reboot http command, I suppose