Backing up my Solar Pogoplug

I’ve been running 123solar on my Pogoplug for almost a year now, and started to get concerned about loosing the historical data. So I started to look around at options for an automated backup.

I simply followed the instructions here

After doing so, I had some java issues, with following error:

dl failure on line 696Error: failed /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/lib/arm/server/, because cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


when you use a non-reparenting window manager



Optional dependencies for openjdk6

    icedtea-web: web browser plugin + Java Web Start

    alsa-lib: for sound

    giflib: for gif format support

Fix was this command:

ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/


May Solar data

The PVI Desktop continues to play up, loosing data for the odd day here and there.

I am looking into getting something like a Raspberry Pi and hooking it up to the invertor for better stats collection. Has anyone hooked their Aurora up to a Linux box at all?

I also submitted my FITS calculation for a further payment.

Solar news for February

I’ve got some basic reporting back up and running for January and February and also investigating using a Linux Plug computer for real time reporting.

The good news is I received my FITS payment for £204.96 promptly via direct debit.