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Offline SpHwk

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Cumulus MX
« on: February 02, 2018, 08:55:09 AM »
I was going through an older thread (https://www.wxforum.net/index.php?topic=24736.25) on MX and was wanting to find out from those that have been using it for a while how you like it.

It have been using version 1.9.4 - 1099 for a long time and have been very happy with it.  My issue is that it is currently running on old hardware and software due to a computer that went belly up. I have a windows 10 box I could run it on but hate to have a full tower running 24/7 just for this.

I am considering running MX on a Raspberry Pi 3.  How many of you are running this set up and how do you like it?
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Re: Cumulus MX
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 09:00:20 AM »
I have a Mini-box computer running Windows 7 Pro with Cumulus MX on it. Total power consumption is about 10 watts.
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Re: Cumulus MX
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 09:05:29 AM »
I run 1.9.4 (and always will) on a Dell Optiplex FX160 fanless mini PC with a 60 gig hard drive. It uses about 8 watts. I run it headless using Remote Desktop to access it with my main PC over the LAN and I can access it with my phone also. It's very small; about the size of a medium box of chocolates. It's been running for several years. Intel Atom processor. I bought it used for that specific purpose, very cheaply on eBay. Extremely durable and reliable and the smaller hard disk makes it more so. It came with Windows Vista Business Edition but could probably run Win 7 and certainly XP; good enough to keep Cumulus going. I use it only for Cumulus. Totally silent.
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Re: Cumulus MX
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 09:25:05 AM »
I have not looked into the mini box computers before but this or the Raspberry is what I am looking for.  Small, low power consumption, and headless.  I don't need another desktop or laptop sitting around.  As far as windows or Raspberry I could go either way, although I have been wanting to tinker with the Raspberry's for this and other projects.
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Re: Cumulus MX
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 11:38:15 AM »
I've been running CumulusMX on a Raspberry Pi 2 with Raspbian Jessie Lite for several months now.Seems to be very stable and uses very little electricity.
However, some of the features of Cumulus 1 have not been instrumented in MX yet. Also MX does not play well with all versions of Mono.
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Re: Cumulus MX
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 02:04:29 PM »
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I am considering running MX on a Raspberry Pi 3.  How many of you are running this set up and how do you like it?

MX on a Pi is a very good setup. I did that for 12-15 months without any issues. If this is your 1st Pi setup/application, you will find a lot of online help to setup and get started.

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Re: Cumulus MX
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2018, 09:53:09 PM »
I've been running MX on a Raspberry for a couple years without any issues at all. I do push my database out to a network drive to save wear and tear on the SD card.

It sure has saved my electric bill not running a big hungry desktop.