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Last Updated on 16/06/2022 by Kevin Agar

Clean installation sequence for my heating system

  • Download the latest MaxAir Image:-
    32 bit Ver 1.8 Build 200422
    64 bit Ver 1.8 Build 200422
  • Update/Upgrade rpi software:-
    sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade
  • Install 1-wire sensor:-
    sudo raspi-config>3 Interface Options>I7 1-Wire>Enable
  • Setup time/location etc:-
    sudo raspi-config>5 Localisation Options>L1 Local, L2 Timezone
  • Install MQTT:-
    sudo apt-get install mosquitto mosquitto-clients
    sudo systemctl enable mosquitto
    sudo mosquitto_passwd -c /etc/mosquitto/credentials admin

    Enter the password ’pihome’ and confirm
    Create and edit a new file by executing the command ‘sudo nano /etc/mosquitto/conf.d/maxair.conf
    Add the following 3 lines and save the file
    per_listener_settings true
    allow_anonymous false
    password_file /etc/mosquitto/credentials
  • Update MaxAir files:-
    Login to GUI
    Select Settings>System Maintenance>MaxAir Update>Check for Updates
    Refresh window and install any updates
  • Install Fail2ban:-
    Install procedure for Fail2ban
  • Install latest database backup file:-
    Install latest Database file generated by auto_backup or manual backup.
    mysql -u root -ppassw0rd maxair < ‘the name of the sql file you copied’
    eg
    mysql -u root -ppassw0rd maxair < /home/pi/maxair_mysql_2021_09-22_11-07-52.sql
  • Mapping a directory on my NAS to the MaxAir controller for database backups. Add line to /etc/fstab and save
    sudo nano /etc/fstab
    //192.168.0.13/Volume_1/MaxAir_Backups /home/maxair/NetDrive/MaxAir_Backups cifs nofail,noatime,vers=1.0,username=xxx,password=xxx,uid=www-data,gid=www-data,forceuid,forcegid 0 0
  • Check all is working
  • Make an image file of the SD card
  • Copy image to SSD
  • Test completed system

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