HomeKit can't find HB server

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Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:25 pm
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HomeKit can't find HB server

During last night's nor'easter, my power went out for 10 seconds; long enough to have to restart my computers. Now I can't access my HBB server on the Home app. I followed the directions here: viewtopic.php?f=204&t=19878. But it's not showing up as an accessory that I can add.

It's appearing in Indigo's event log.

Indigo 7, Mountain Lion , on a dedicated 2011 Mac Mini Server.

Posted on
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:49 pm
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Re: HomeKit can't find HB server

What message appears in the logs? The issue you linked to would be if you deleted a server and it doesn’t sound like that happened. What version of HBB are you on?

Does it start with no errors so it looks like it should work but just all your HomeKit devices are saying that it cannot find the server? If it’s that then you may need to remove and re-add the server in HomeKit.

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Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:29 am
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Re: HomeKit can't find HB server

I did get a GOT SIGTERM once. But nothing since then. I have noticed that my Homekit preferences have disappeared on my Apple TV. Not sure if its related.

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Mar 4, 2018 7:34:21 AM
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Mar 4, 2018 7:34:55 AM
   EPS - Homebridge Buddy Warning  Stopping the Homebridge server 'Homebridge for Indigo'
   EPS - Homebridge Buddy Warning  The Homebridge server 'Homebridge for Indigo' has stopped
   EPS - Homebridge Buddy          Homebridge server 'Homebridge for Indigo', is already running and is ready for Siri commands

Mar 4, 2018 7:35:58 AM
   EPS - Homebridge Buddy          Building configuration for 'Homebridge for Indigo'
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# Devices for Homebridge to parse          : 89                     #
# Included devices that Homebridge can use : 59                     #
# Devices over 99 that won't work          : 0                      #
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   EPS - Homebridge Buddy Debug    {
   "bridge": {
      "name": "Homebridge for Indigo",
      "username": "DD:22:3D:E3:CE:32",
      "port": 51832,
      "pin": "031-45-154"
   },

   "description": "Homebridge-Indigo configuration generated by EPS Homebridge Buddy on 2018-03-04 07:35:58 for device Homebridge for Indigo",

   "platforms": [
      {
         "platform": "Indigo",
         "name": "Homebridge for Indigo",
         "protocol": "http",
         "host": "127.0.0.1",
         "port": "8176",
         "path": "",
         "username": "midd",
         "password":my password. it is correct
         "includeActions": false,
         "treatAsSwitchIds": ["113533457"],
         "treatAsGarageDoorIds": ["1919172090", "1160475781"],
         "thermostatsInCelsius": false,
         "accessoryNamePrefix": ""
      }
   ],

   "accessories": [
   ]
}
   EPS - Homebridge Buddy Debug    Saving '/Library/Application Support/Perceptive Automation/Indigo 7/Plugins/EPS Homebridge.indigoPlugin/Contents/Server Plugin/bin/hb/homebridge/1360940185/config.json'
   EPS - Homebridge Buddy Warning  Stopping the Homebridge server 'Homebridge for Indigo'
   EPS - Homebridge Buddy          Starting the Homebridge server 'Homebridge for Indigo', do not try to use Siri until you get a message that the server has started
   WebServer                       could not find device "Fountain"
   EPS - Homebridge Buddy          The Homebridge server 'Homebridge for Indigo' is back up

Indigo 7, Mountain Lion , on a dedicated 2011 Mac Mini Server.

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Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:40 am
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Re: HomeKit can't find HB server

Some Homebridge is working fine, I can tell that from the config, the log and the lack of errors. If Apple TV lost the HomeKit setting it may imply that your HomeKit database blew up, which can happen to any database, and that you need to redo it.

If you still have access to HomeKit devices, remove the Homebridge accessory and re-add it.

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Posted on
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:56 am
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Re: HomeKit can't find HB server

I have no other devices. So just delete the Homebridge Device and start over?

Indigo 7, Mountain Lion , on a dedicated 2011 Mac Mini Server.

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Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:05 am
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Re: HomeKit can't find HB server

Sounds like that may be what you have to do. If you are going to go down that path and want, you can also join the Git beta testing on HBB's replacement instead. Up to you, there will be some bumps in the road but it's pretty stable right now. If you want to try that then let me know your Git ID and I'll invite you to the repository and you can try it.

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