Restart of HA

no option looks like to work.

It usually takes a couple minutes for HA to stop on my Pi3. If you use a command line to restart, you’ll see the command shell wait/hang until HA closes. It’ll return control when HA is starting back up.

Reboot is working for now. But it did freeze for several hours at the first attempt. Then started with clean install.

But the biggest question is how to update HA on HASSbian.

Does the standard option fail?

$ pip3 install --upgrade homeassistant

Long shot but are you using A Raspberry Pi and a wifi adapter? Some wifi adapters have a default sleep setup and can make a pi seem unresponsive from ssh or a front end like HA.

Using a rpi3

Tries it again, but it says all is up to date. But my HA is still giving me the update icon and on one of the screens in still the old version number.

To update Ha on Hassbian
Log in as the pi account

sudo systemctl stop [email protected]
sudo su -s /bin/bash homeassistant
source /srv/homeassistant/bin/activate
pip3 install --upgrade homeassistant
sudo systemctl start [email protected]

@Landrash Thnx!

Wrote up a quick guide that should cover most common questions.

I was having a difficult time to find the restart and log file view of Home Assistant using the Hassbian image.

Here is the commands…

Restart Home Assistant

sudo systemctl restart home-assistant@homeassistant

To view HA Logs

sudo journalctl -f -u home-assistant@homssistant

Hope this helps some one using Hassbian image


Your missing a part of the command

sudo systemctl restart [email protected]

It works for me even with out .service :slight_smile:

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sudo service home-assistant@homeassistant restart

@Landrash it is possible to create a script for to do this automaticly?

It is. It’s already submitted to the hassbian scripts repo and I’m going to rework it to work with the next version of hassbian.

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I created a quick and dirty control script for anyone having issues figuring out or remembering what the service names are for hass.

$ export HA=/usr/bin/hassctl;touch $HA;chmod +x $HA
$ nano $HA

set -e
case "$1" in
            sudo systemctl start [email protected]
            exit 0
            sudo systemctl stop [email protected]
            exit 0
            sudo systemctl status [email protected]
            exit 0
            sudo systemctl restart [email protected]
            exit 0
            sudo systemctl stop [email protected]
            sudo su - homeassistant -c "source /srv/homeassistant/bin/activate"
            sudo su - homeassistant -c "pip3 install --upgrade homeassistant"
            sudo systemctl start [email protected]
            exit 0
            sudo su - homeassistant -c "source /srv/homeassistant/bin/activate"
            sudo su - homeassistant -c "hass --script check_config"
            exit 0
            echo;echo $"Usage: $0 {start|stop|restart|status|upgrade|chkconfig}.";echo
            echo $"start: Start HASS. | stop: Stop HASS. | restart: Restart HASS."
            echo $"status: Check the status of HASS. | upgrade: Upgrade HASS."
            echo $"chkconfig: Check the validity of the HASS configuration.";echo
            exit 1

Then just type “hassctl” from anywhere for a list of commands.

This part is not working. sudo hass command not found

try this:

sudo su - homeassistant -c “source /srv/homeassistant/bin/activate && hass --script check_config”

I made a script that autorestart homeassistant when certain files are changed