I have had Home Assistant running on a virtual machine on my Windows 10 PC for the past year. I have decided I prefer to have my HA install on a dedicated always on Pi4 instead.
I am able to install HA on the pi4 via SD card with no problem. My problem lies with trying to restore my snapshot from my VM. I have never migrated HA to anything before and had/have assumed I can simply restore a snapshot on a new install and be good to go.
When I restore the snapshot HA disconnects and then does nothing. I assume it is loading the snapshot and installing it while this is taking place. Thus I have let it sit overnight several times now hoping to have access to it the next day but with no luck. I have waited 18hours and then yesterday it went for about 15 hours.
I see the HA ip on my network so I know it is on, but, nothing loads when I try to go to the ip address.
At this point I am figuring my assumptions on migrating are not correct. I have found plenty of documentation and videos on how to go from a pi to a VM, but I have not been able to find anything on how to go from a VM to a pi…
What am I doing wrong? Am I not waiting long enough? It seems like 18 hours is significantly more time than it would need.
I have tried restoring the snapshot when I first install HA on the pi in the initial login screen and I have tried to restore the snapshot using a google drive backup HA app. Both attempts yield the same results.
The snapshot was taken after updating my original HA to the latest and I am using the latest image for the pi 4 found here: https://www.home-assistant.io/hassio/installation/