Watchdog appears to have lost its list of monitored devices

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Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:23 am
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Watchdog appears to have lost its list of monitored devices

Strange behavior. While I set this up sometime ago, went to have a closer look as a device had gone down (and I hadn't been notified) only to find that my list of monitored devices is empty.

Given that it's rather time consuming to re-enter each of the devices I want monitored mainly (due to getting the time frame correct), where does Watchdog store these entries. Is it possible to reload a config file or similar.

Thanks.

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Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:53 pm
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The list of monitored devices is stored in the prefs file. I can't imagine how they've disappeared.

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Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:01 am
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Watchdog appears to have lost its list of monitored devices

This has happened to me several times as well. At first I thought it was some change I made or something I messed up. But after the third or so time it happened, I realized something else was up, just not sure what. It happened again recently and the only way I found out about it was a device that was previously in Watchdog had a dead battery and hadn’t reported in for a few days. Sure enough, the Watchdog list was empty again. I’ll try to keep a closer on eye it to see if I can correlate any actions with the list emptying.


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Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:34 am
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Updated version now in plugin store will generate an error message if no devices are found to be monitored, and publish a count of monitored devices on plugin start.

These changes are designed to alert users immediately if the device list is missing or empty, which should help in finding the cause.

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Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:06 am
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Thank you! This output will be very helpful to find the root cause.


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Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:21 pm
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So Watchdog was humming along with 7 devices being monitored. Everything worked fine through server restarts, etc. Just a few minutes ago, I had this error in my event log:

Watchdog Error Device 384418369 not found - deleting from Watchdog list

And now I have only two items left when dumping the list of monitored devices (the same two that I see every time after Watchdog does this). Incidentally, that device is still active and functional in my list of devices.

Please let me know if I can provide any additional info for debugging.

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Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:01 am
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It’s strange that an existing device can’t be found in the database. I think I’ll remove the auto-delete feature if a device is not found and just publish the error message. The user will then have to manually delete devices In Watchdog if they are removed from the database.

Look out for an update later today.

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Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:09 am
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New version in plugin store makes the auto-delete feature optional.

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Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:02 pm
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Thank you. I'll give the new version a try shortly, but first want to spend a bit of time to see if I can find the root cause.

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