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Back again

Postby ho66es » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:43 pm

I 1st used Cumulus 7 yrs ago but stopped when I moved to linux for 24/7 operations of some hardware.

Recent events have had me rationalising my setup so I am back :)


Raspberry Pi 3 with WD PiDrive


hooked up to a Davis Vantage Vue. Took me a few hours to get it all working (with help from Simon) but appears to be fine for now. I am sure I will be breaking it in the coming weeks.

It's good to be back (now to tidy up timelapse images)
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Re: Back again

Postby Toxic17 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:45 pm

Welcome Back!
Regards Simon
Davis Vantage Pro2+ - CumulusMX v3.0.0 (build 3043) + Saratoga/PWS

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Re: Back again

Postby radilly » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:02 pm

I just moved to a Pi3 from Windows 10 running on an inexpensive refurb'ed HP. I was thinking about the WD PiDrive to avoid hammering my SD card and I wondered if you could share a little about your experience with it thus far?

From what I read, it looks like the WD solution is geared to new installs on a Pi. In my case I already have a working OS with some additional packages and some of my own scripting I just want to move to an HD. If you have any experience in that usage of the WD PiDrive I'd be particularly interested.

Thanks a bunch,

At the moment the 375GB PiDrive is what I was thinking about ... ... WD3750LMCW ... I just noticed an announcement that the PiDrive is being discontinued.

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Re: Back again

Postby mcrossley » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:12 pm

I moved my Pi3 to a Verbatim 128GB SSD - if it is of any use the thread is here: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=16196

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Re: Back again

Postby philpugh » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:37 pm


I may have to follow your Pi3 route. My BananaPi SSD has reached end of updates. It is just about running Jessie but I had a bit of fun getting Letsencrypt to run on it - it isn't supported on the official Bananian release.

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Re: Back again

Postby jpsc » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:08 pm

Great to see it all working.

I am considering a Davis VV, I have had my fill of cheap stations, Maplin Fine Offset failed after 2 years, Oregon WMR180 after 2 months.

What do you need to connect the Davis console to the Pi?

Cheers for any guidance
John Cooper

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