Re: Interesting Node Problem

Jim MacKenzie
 

If it is indeed an SD-card-related issue, the best solutions seem to be:

-          Use a better-quality SD card.  Most of my problems have gone away by doing this.

-          Upgrade the power supply to provide more amperage.

 

73

Jim VE5EV

 

From: IRLP@irlp.groups.io [mailto:IRLP@irlp.groups.io] On Behalf Of Teton Amateur Radio Repeater Association (TARRA)
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:31 AM
To: IRLP@irlp.groups.io
Subject: [IRLP] Interesting Node Problem

 

Hello Group,

I tried to SSH into my node this morning and couldn't. Looking at the status page listing it shows that it is up and running and has been running. When I reload the status page it shows a time update. I can log into the remote modem so it would appear that I have an internet connection. I can also connect to the test reflector, but no audio from a test, but I do have the connect and disconnect messages. Finally, I did a reboot of the node and it rebooted. After the reboot, the same situation. I'm guessing that with it being a Pi node, it is probably a corrupted SD card. Any thoughts other than get away from the Pi? I do not have access to the site, so I can't get there.

Thinking about the above situation and lately working with a VPN/VPS, it has me wondering if some of the computer load and operations could be moved to a VPS? Lighten the load on the local computer as well as my (cellular) internet connection. Just wondering . . .

Mick - W7CAT
Node 3464

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