DVR package install on NAS

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Deacon Crusher
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DVR package install on NAS

Post by Deacon Crusher »

I'm working through getting the DVR software working/recognized.

I had it running for a couple of days on a Windows computer, but decided I'd rather run via my NAS if possible.

It seemed to go well using instructions here.

https://info.hdhomerun.com/info/dvr:nas:synology

However, local HDHomerun clients keep saying they can't find DVR. There doesn't appear to be a way to check on my Synology if the package is running (no tips I could find at least.)

I'm also getting a "No HDHomeRun DVR detected." on http://my.hdhomerun.com/#tab-2 page (this was true when was running on Windows computer as well and worked with TS and they decided problem was on their end.)

Also, I'd looked for compatible model info and finally found this

These manufacturers all supply NAS (Network Attached Storage) that may be used for storing your recordings
Minimum spec: X86 or ARM based CPU, 256 Mb RAM, Must be running Linux and support SSH

At the bottom of this page
https://www.silicondust.com/dvr-service/

It's hard to figure out what CPU brand/model your NAS is using.

So, I tried to reinstall the latest HD Homerun software (there was a 3 day newer version.) And noticed during the install that identified my NAS CPU as PPC (power pc based?) and didn't call it ARM like in the example. However, the install completed with all OKs and a Success?

Is this my problem? and if it is can't the install put up some helpful FAIL This device isn't compatible message, rather then saying success?

Or do have some other issue?

Thanks

demonrik
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Re: DVR package install on NAS

Post by demonrik »

Which model Synology?

You can look up CPU type here https://www.synology.com/en-us/knowledg ... y_NAS_have
can be a bit confusing though..
Main concerns are going to be x13 and x10 series powered by Freescale, most of the rest would be x86 or ARM based.

if you ssh to the NAS enter following command

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uname -m
that will tell you if you have ARM or PPC.

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Re: DVR package install on NAS

Post by signcarver »

What model NAS... the link you gave for instructions mentioned synology and I would strongly recommend using demonrik's package if you have a synology (he also has packages for qnap and asusstor).

When doing it the nas installer way to check if it is running you need to SSH into the NAS and manually check that it is running (I would probably also look it it's logs)

Edit: just saw the mention of PPC... though SD has made (does make/maintain?) a PPC version of the DVR, it is EXTREMELY rare that it would actually work so I believe that is the reason they don't mention PPC in the instructions there as unlike x86 and arm that tend to work across a broad range of processors that use the architecture, when it comes to PPC there are many differences that can cause such to fail.

If the device was successfully installed using SD's method, there should be a log file in the share you made... I would start there and double check the hdhomerun.conf file that it added a StorageID as that is required to show up at my.hdhomerun.com.

Deacon Crusher
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Re: DVR package install on NAS

Post by Deacon Crusher »

Thanks for the quick answers both of you.

Hdhomerun.conf
RecordPath=/volume2/HDHomeRun/
StorageID=fbc6ecb1-3da9-4464-bad2-11b944b2fdd6

looks okay, yes?

log file?
I see a Fault.log (that doesn't sound good.)
And it shows this (which I can't make heads or tails of.)
0xe5592573
11
(nil)
0x10013f80
0x10013580
0x10035428
0x1003b418
0x1003f594
0x100478ac
0x10036720
0x1003f594
0x1000a044
0x10034400
0x10001288
0x100155f8
0x100000d4
0x10008c98
0x1003f594
0x10001288
0x100045e0
0x1000477c
0x10009240
0x1000a044
0x10009240
0x1000a044
0x10009608
0x100000d4
0x1000a190
0x1000493c
0x10033140
0x10000dc4
0x100000d4
0x1003b6b0
0x1003f594
0x100000d4
0x1003beec
0x1003f594
0x1003b418
0x1003f594
0x10004304
0x10008de8
0x10014818
0x10001288
0x1001331c
0x1003cf20
0x1003cee4
0x100000d4
0x1000040c
0x1000015c
0x1000040c

Deacon Crusher
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Re: DVR package install on NAS

Post by Deacon Crusher »

FYI, I have a Synology DS413
CPU FREESCALE QorIQ P1022

So, I'm sure that's the issue, but still don't understand why the installer would act like success was achieved when it wasn't.

Thanks

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