Antipodes DX2 (with local music storage) running latest version of Antipodes software. Roon Server version: 1.7 (build 528).
Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
Netgear ProSAFE GS108 switch connects Antipodes DX2, QNAP NAS (backup only), and Ethernet/wifi internet router. Wifi used for iOS controller.
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
AMR DP777-SE connected via AES3 to Antipodes DX2 running Roon Core and Roon Ready.
Description Of Issue
Roon Server attempts to start and does not complete the start-up sequence. This occurs on a continuous loop. This sequence shows in the Antipodes system log:
This issue has been occurring for several months, starting roughly around the time my Roon subscription was due (not sure if this is relevant). Roon Server had not stated during this time until spontaneously starting correctly a week ago; server had then been operational until yesterday when the behaviour returned.
Roon Server has been reinstalled by Antipodes several times and no other customers report this issue.
Is the behavior the same if you disconnect any USB attached devices to the Antipodes and try to reboot it? Do you by any chance know how to access your Antipodes Roon Logs folder? Logs would help us clarify what’s going on under-the-hood.
Now, for the weird stuff. This sort of issue was occurring a while back, but continued a bit further into the start routine, until it tried to mount the back-up, then failed. Even though the log mentioned lazy mounting and such, the process would fall over until I started the back-up NAS. Recently, the NAS has been started and the problem persisting. Maybe not at all related; mentioned just in case it matters.
To answer your questions:
I don’t think so. Can you point me in the direction of instructions to do this?
I will try and get back to you. That would be odd, but I will try.
Not that I’m aware of. No Plex / Emby; I can do some research and check.
I have had another look at the Roon Server logs captured in remote login session recording. I suspect that there is bad data that may be causing this problem.
As part of the attempt to resolve we deleted/reinstalled the Roon Server app. It started OK and then scanned in the music library. After it had scanned 869 tracks, and while it was still scanning, I changed a Roon Server setting in the Antipodes GUI and saved the change. This caused the app to restart, and it immediately reverted to the behaviour of repeatedly starting then stopping, displaying ‘error’ instead of ‘running’.
The music library on the Antipodes internal drive was the only data source accessed.
I suggest that I log in remotely again, check the points that @noris has raised, and also look to see if I can find any data in the referenced folder that looks ‘fishy’!
Sounds like a good plan to me, let me know if you need our assistance after the remote session. I would try temporarily disabling some of the storage locations in case it’s related to media. If you find any logs which mention [analysis] traces, please send them my way and I can take a look.
I logged in remotely, deleted and reinstalled Roon Server (which was failing to start), and then allowed Roon to scan in 9661 tracks from the Antipodes internal storage. When this completed I then did a ‘Force Rescan’. This identified eight tracks that might have been corrupt. The first seven ‘possibly corrupt, unidentified format’ are listed here:
I deleted the eight tracks from internal storage, rebooted the Antipodes, and Roon Server started correctly. I stopped and restarted the app without problem, and rebooted again, and in each case Roon Server started correctly.
Several of the corrupt tracks had been processed with dbPowerAmp, and @Raymond_Daniel thought copy protection might also have been associated with the initial capture.
The logs of the full music library scan have been saved on the Antipodes and can be made available for download if required. However it seems the problem has been solved.
Thanks for your troubleshooting efforts here. It does look like an analysis issue with the Giant Leap - Braided Hair.flac file, so I would like to get this file over to QA if you still have it, so please private message me a link to this file.
In either case, I’m glad you were able to locate the offending file and the system boots as expected since removing it!
Checking back I find that I did not delete ‘Braided Hair’ … although I should have! You may find that it is still there, and if so it is not causing a problem apparently. All the others appeared to be dbPowerAmp rips with incorrect tags and possibly incomplete rips:
Can you you please send me the Giant Leap album just in case? I will ask QA to see if they can try importing this on their end without issue. Please upload it to Dropbox / Google Drive / Send.firefox.com and private message me a link (click my name here -> message), thanks!
The Antipodes/Roon Server returned to the old behaviour after a couple of days. A few days after the issue was resolved I had start bouncing Roon Server to get it to start; after a few days Roon Server just failed to start, having the same behaviour as before, stopping at the point in the start-up process.
Sorry all, I really do not want to bother you with this - do I raise another ticket or can this one be reopened.