Yesterday I migrated my existing Roon Server to ROCK, running on a NUC 7i5. I really liked most of the set-up experience, which was pretty unproblematic. And the result I am hearing so far makes me happy as well.
Still, I wanted to share one piece of information that I didn’t find called out in the documentation, which cost me quite some time.
As described in the documentation, I started by downloading the factory reset image, flashing it to the USB stick and installing ROCK. If I recall correctly, the version linked in the documentation is based on Roon 1.3, although the current version is 1.4.
Following the instructions, I tried to “Restore a Backup” when connecting to ROCK. My backups are stored on my NAS, so I used to restore dialog to set up the connection. However, when looking for backups in that folder, the Roon Remote was only showing me the “spinning” Roon logo for a long, long time. So after checking the permissions of the files on the NAS, I decided to perform a fresh set-up of ROCK to update to the latest version.
Of course, the the About dialog immediately showed me that a new version of Roon OS is available, which I installed right away. Because I wanted to follow the documented instructions as close as possible, I went to the Web UI afterwards, reset the database and tried to restore my backup again. Still not working.
Again, I tried to setup ROCK as a new instance. And surprise, surprise - there was another update waiting for me. While Roon OS was updated before, now ROCK wanted to update Roon itself. I did that and was afterwards able to finally restore the backup I had made.
Suggestion: Please keep the factory reset image in line with the latest, compatible version of Roon. Alternatively, please fix Roon so that it properly complains that the backups it found cannot be restored with the currently running version.