I’m a Roon newbie (RoonNube?) with today being my first day of Roon membership and my first attempt to install Roon. I seem to be stuck mid-install, which probably means I’m doing something wrong.
Here’s what I’m trying to do. My music library lives on a QNAP HS-251+, which pre-dates my Roon membership. The HS-251+ has two 1GB SSD drives, both of which are configured as data drives (no RAID mirroring). I separately backup my music library on both a USB drive and in the cloud on Microsoft OneDrive. The HS-251+ has an Intel Celeron J1900 @ 2.00 GHz with 1891 MB of RAM. I know this falls under the recommended specs for a QNAP NAS running Roon Server. But since this is where my music library currently lives, I figured I’d give it a try before looking to replace the NAS. My DAC is a Moon 280D with MiND2 and is “Roon-ready”.
I downloaded and installed the Roon Server from the QNAP App Center. The install appears to have worked with the Roon Server app now showing Status = Running, Version = 1.5 Build 363 (stable), and QPKG-Version = 2018-06-14. Interestingly, the Roon Server app only lists a single Connected Audio Device = HDA Intel PCH. Should it be showing the Moon 280D here as well?
Next, I attempted to install from Google Play the Roon Remote for Android on my smartphone. The install appears to have worked… sort of. When I opened the app, it opened to the “Choose your Roon Core” screen and immediately identified my QNAP HS-251+ as the location of the Roon Core. Immediately below where it shows the device name “QNAP-HS-251”, it shows a yellow circle and the word “Initializing…” To the right of that is a blue button that says “Connect” but appears to be “greyed out” and doesn’t respond to tapping on the button. At the bottom of the screen is a link that says “Configure Roon OS devices on your network”. Tapping that link opens a window that says “Configure Roon OS” and “Searching for devices…” and shows an animated Roon logo, presumably to show search progress. It’s now been almost 90 minutes and that screen has not changed save for the continued animation on the Roon logo, and there’s no indication that any “devices” have been found. Granted, I’m not sure what “devices” the Roon Remote app is actually searching for, so I’m not sure what “success” should look like here.
So this is where I’m now stuck and not sure what to try next. Apologies for the long post, but wanted to document everything I thought was relevant. Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated and I’ll be more than happy to contribute to @crieke 's coffee fund in return for assistance!