I have Roon Server running on a dedicated M1 mac mini with 8GB RAM.
I connect to it with two other computers and one mobile on my home network, and honestly, since I installed this solution last month, it’s been completely erratic to the point of being unusable. I’ve had to delete caches, rebuild databases, and completely reinstall Roon Server on a handful of occasions now. It’s all supremely annoying, and miles away from the seamless, turnkey experience that it’s supposed to be.
There have been a number of bizarre issues over the last few weeks, but the latest is that Roon Server is completely invisible to other Roons on my home network unless I VNC into the mac mini, at which point the core becomes instantly available to other computers on the network. This is after completely deleting the last instance of Room Server (plus all attendant /library files) from my mac mini and starting fresh with a brand new installation.
Last week I moved over from Xfinity cable to AT&T Fiber, and now I’m connecting to a BGW320-500 with 3x AT&T Wifi Extenders. Could this be part of the issue?
My library is approximately 2000 FLAC files and another 10000 Qobuz tracks or so.
I have logs, just not sure if I’m allowed to post them here or not.
Any advice would be appreciated. It’s been a month and I’m already at my wit’s end. So far, all I have to show for investing in a Roon subscription and some dedicated hardware is a lot of frustration.
you should at least disable all energy saving like screen saver/sleep modes etc… sounds like its going to sleep thus no roon server is actively running
what OS are you running on the M1 Mini? I have found 12.x.x to be rather unstable, and the 11.6.5 is much better…I run with 2 partitions so I can swap between them. backing up and restoring the Roon database as needed to test or fall back from one to the other, oh and always backup to more than one physical device/location.