How often do you reboot your Roon core?

I do not know about windows, but my experience with my Roon Core on Linux is that is stable and resource efficient.
The only time my Core is restarted is because of OS updates that need a reboot.
My Core runs on a late 2012 Mac Mini with an i7 processor and 16GB ram.

I make a backup of the Roon dB every night and synchronize it to my ownCloud solution.
This way i always have a fresh backup where i need it.

Ripping CD’s and adding them to my library is done by copying them into my library folder from my ripping PC with rsync.
Using rsync makes copying a breeze, efficient an fast.

My Windows base core is very stable. Every few hundred days I reboot for the sake of rebooting. Updates are no longer available for the build I am using.

It is setup as a music server only. The only reason it is on the internet is to phone home to Roon for authentication. Very satisfied with it. I really have no issues at all.


Well I am not sure what to say - the absence of problems on some windows machines is reassuring. On both my Windows based Roon cores, they seem to run out of steam, get slower, want to pause more and more, start to lose the ability to serve images to remotes, then the software needs to be restarted and it gets better. Not sure if there is a difference between restarting software and rebooting the machine but I do the latter less often.


I have custom build of Windows 10. It has been thoroughly stripped of practically all unnecessary programs as so to serve as a music server only. No surfing the internet, email, graphics - nothing is done on this server except for Roon Core running.

I have only 29 days on this run only because we got hit with 2 hurricanes back to back and my electrical power was down for about 5 days.


Update: This build is Windows 10 Pro, 64 Bit - Build 1607 and is going on 4.5 years old.

I run ROCK on a very new i10 NUC. I don’t reboot very often at all. I have intermittent network gremlins for both local library and Tidal which create some occasional (daily, but fewer than 10% of tracks) latency starting a track - 5-10 second wait. It’s never occurred to me to try rebooting my ROCK to solve that. I would love to know whether it’s a bottleneck in my local network (all UniFi switches & APs, ROCK, NAS and all endpoints on 1GB ethernet, NAS has 2 bonded 1GB connections) or internet, or the combination of the two that is the ghost in the machine. But maybe I’ll try an occasional reboot and see if that helps the “congestion”. As will all things audio, placebo effect if nothing else!

Can you share your compose file please.
I am interested in how you configured your container.

Other services omitted for clarity. Yes, I keep the volumes in home directory, this is probably a bad practice. Devices are passed through so it’s possible for Roon to use usb dac attached directly to core (I don’t have one but if I ever did the configuration already supports it), and to access files stored on the external drives.

version: ‘3.7’
image: steefdebruijn/docker-roonserver
- /home/ubuntu/roon-app:/app
- /home/ubuntu/roon-data:/data
- /mnt/Drive/Music:/music
- /mnt/Drive/RoonBackups:/backup
container_name: roon-server
network_mode: “host”
restart: always
init: true
- ‘/dev/snd:/dev/snd’
- ‘/dev/bus/usb:/dev/bus/usb’
- TZ=‘Europe/Warsaw’

Every time I switch inputs in my dac. Often enough to Need a Reset BUTTON in the remote.!!!

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Core runs on Win10/Lenovo X220, always on (24/7).
I reboot if the OS update requires it, no need to reboot otherwise.

Core on Ubuntu server 20.04 LTS headless.
Restart only when needed for OS updates.

The OS isn’t the problem, it’s Roon that needs restarting.

Then, never… :wink:


You would never need to restart Roon, unless something is wrong with your DAC/streamer or your OS update/upgrade requires a restart of your PC/device.

Btw, I run my Roon Server on a 2012 Mac Mini, so if you have to reboot your Roon Server frequently on a Mac, I think you need to check if something is wrong with your Mac?


Yep, I had exactly this behavior when I was running my Core on Mac mini (late 2015). Since switching to Nucleus, I only reboot when an update is installed.

Same thing here. Running my (Taiko Extreme) core 24-7. Roon requires a reboot every day or two. Otherwise it shows a weird display like it tries to play a track and it flies through it in a few seconds then stops.

Clearly a bug.

For some perspective, this about ROCK uptime -

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Clearly, you should raise a Support request - this is not normal behaviour.

I suggest you post a Support request in the Support category of the forum. In order for Roon’s support team to better assist you, please provide a brief description of your current setup and the nature of the issue using this link as a guide.

Make sure to describe your network configuration/topology, including any networking hardware currently in use, so they have a clear understanding of how your devices are connected. Thanks.

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Whenever Roon or Windows forces a restart after an update which is once or twice a month. I run Roon server on a single purpose NUC 10 with minimal software and services running.

I cannot understand the fear of rebooting

I live in an area with 2 major drawbacks.

Lightening storms almost daily in Summer
A power utility Thant cannot maintain a continuous supply.

My lightening experience is the “frying” of most of my hi fi one nasty event.

So I power down nightly , whenever there is a storm and currently 2 other times a day. My start up process is careful.

I now run my core on a NUC , previously on Windows 10 (2 different machines over the years)

I never have had a single Roon stability problem

Not sure if that says anything but why not reboot ???

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I also power down daily. Rock is extremely stable, but electricity is extremely expensive!

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