How often do you reboot your Roon core?

I also have Nucleus, it stops, must reboot once in a while. Maybe once a month.

Never reboot my Headless ROCK on NUC ,
Last Update of Roon Server Software to 1.7 (537) for exemple ,
I only had to Restart Roon Server through the Web UI in my PC because it was still mentioning the old version

I run Roon on Windows 10. No restarts for me.

I have a macmini (late 2012). For the past 2 or 3 months, the system gets very slow after running of rooncore for 1 or 2 days. I reported this to roon support but it seems they are not aware of this matter. I wish everyone with the same symptom report this to the roon support so its priority gets escalated. PLEASE!

Hey shinyc,

I also use a late 2012 MAC Mini…(i7 2.6 GHz Quad core, 16 MB RAM 1TB SSD for Roon, 1 TB HDD for Back ups) mine has handled all the recent updates with no problem…One of the items I like is that my iPAD selects song choice in what seems like milliseconds! Most of the time my MAC Mini runs 24/7.

In case one has a large library (500K+ tracks), rebooting becomes necessary just to reclaim wasted memory per above quote. Sorry about not mentioning this in my last post. My macmini (late 2012) is still sound. I don’t think it is broken or slow. Many people tell me that mini of this vintage is not up to the task but I do not agree with the idea that one needs a powerful machine to overcome garbage collection deficiency in one’s code. I also hate the fact that I am counted as the 1% of roon users who have large library and not cared for enough in the support queue priority. Should I sit still?

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Why does Roon only allow a max. mamory allocation of 2GB?

My NAS has 32GB Memory. So a lot of resources are unused. The fact that a thread like this exists is probably an indication for bad memory mgmt of Roon.

How often do I have to reboot Emby? Or Minimserver? Well, never.
On the other side Roon: Every other day.

Reboot? The only time I reboot my sonicTransporter i9 running Roon Core and HQPlayer Embedded is when software updates require it. Otherwise, the unit runs without trouble day in and day out. The sonicTransporter i5 I had before the sonicTransporter i9 provided the same level of reliability.

Hmm. NAS. Alternatively, I have a Windows Server running Roon that never needs a reboot for Roon, (or for Windows either actually). 32 Gigabytes as well.

as I am far from decided whether I will stay with Roon, not going to invest in any new hardware to run it. And Windows would be the least (last) option.

Running core on synology 713+. Have to reboot every few days.
Reason is very unclear. No lack of resources. No bad network.
Only thing is that this model is not on the Roon compatibility list.

I still believe these are memory mgmt issues inside Roon. A reboot clears the memory and all is good again - for a little while until mem will clog up again. But the 713+ couldbe a little weak.

Yes I fully agree with you. However monitoring the resources doesn’t show any upcoming bottle necks.
I use Roon in combination with Qobuz. So there is often no reason to have a high performance core since data is streamed from the internet not from internal NAS memory. When Roon freezes, Qobuz keeps on streaming so no network issues.
But possibly I don’t fully understand the Roon mechanism.
It is a pity that one needs quit an expensive core to stream some music.

That’s because it isn’t just streaming music. If you look at the composition of almost any page, there is a ton of information listed. A lot more than you may see on a comparable Tidal page. Every time you pull in a view, Roon is going out over the internet and pulling all this information in. It clearly comes from a variety of different sources. It’s then all maintained in a database that’s keeping track of all the data and presenting it in a hyperlink-associated way.
It may also need to send different streams of music to a variety of different endpoints, with various degrees of digital signal processing.
Since there is so much going on, Roon is heavy on the computer and the network. The fancy GUI comes at a cost. That might not make you feel any better in your situation, but that’s why it takes more than an ordinary streaming service.

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Thank you Scott for your detailled explanation about activities taking place in the core.
I am afraid I have to reconsider the hardware to build the core on.

I know my Synology is not x86.

But since 537 I have to reboot the core every two days. I have no idea what is going on but after playing a few day very well the core can’t be reached any more. The NAS is not accessible by the bridge or endpoint. Also not with the internet browser. A ping is the only reply you get.
Only a hard power reset makes the system available again for Roon and the browser.
No indication whatsoever what causes the problem. No log files. Works fine again not using any resources …until a few days have past.

Is your RAM saturated. My gets saturated and quick reboot on Qnap is required.

I have an Arduino Controlling the ROCK. When I turn my Preamp on, the Arduino turns on the ROCK via WOL and when I turn my Preamp off, the Arduino turns off the ROCK via HID Keyboard. So, completely automatic. And as the ROCK is very fast in booting up and shutting down, there is for me no need to waste energy. (Yes the Arduino is running, but it consumes less than 1W and shut’s the hole audio electronics off by switches, so there is no standby power consumption in my preamp in my amp in the ROCK and all peripheral electronics) and still everything starts with one push on the preamp remote.

There is no way to wake up a PC via WoL without the use of standby power.

Never, except when MacOS or RoonServer gets upgraded.

I run the RoonServer on a headless 2012 MacMini with 16 GB, 512 GB SSD, and the music library is mounted from a QNAP NAS.