RPC HTTP or UDP support?
The binary is usually just one file, right? When I download the FW from the SMA website and unpack it there a a whole lot of files in the archive. I have copied all these file into the update folder.
Approximately how long should the update take? hours, minutes?
Cannot understand how this process can be so un-user-friendly.
When I download the FW from the SMA website and unpack it there a a whole lot of files in the archive.
Do not unpack it. Where does it tell you to do that?
It's really straight forward -
- Download the 1.53F12 file from here: http://files.sma.de/dl/2585/WbApplication_1.53F12.upd
(the file is directly linked under the downloads > firmware section on the webbox web page, http://www.sma-america.com/products/monitoring-control/sunny-webbox.html#Downloads-136308 )
- Copy it to your SD card as per the user manual, pg. 66:
From memory, you need to wait a few moments after putting the card in, then the webbox will star the update process automatically. The LEDs flash during upgrade.
The webbox will automatically reboot during the upgrade and no other intervention is required. It usually takes only a few minutes from start to finish.
Right so you just pasted the .upd into the Update folder and the webbox takes care of the unpacking etc.
Strange, I tried this without any success. Will give it another shot.
Is the SD card formatted correctly for the Webbox? Do you see the DATA folder on it?
Huh what data folder? I formatted the SD card in windows on FAT (default) and default allocation size. Then added the Update folder and under this I pasted the FW and put the card in the Webbox SD slot. Never saw a DATA folder....
You probably formatted it as FAT32 then.. The Webbox uses FAT16 with TFAT filesystem for data integrity.
Also SDHC cards are not supported either, if you are using one of those.
Best to read the user manual, p.53
"9.6 Saving Recorded Data on an SD Card"
so I have formatted the card then enabled the "External Memory" and the Webbox accesses the card and starts writing data to this confirms the FAT16. If I then remove the card disable the external memory (according to SMA this does not have to be enabled to do the upgrade) copy the FW into the update folder insert the card into the SD slot .... nothing. No upgrade.
You could try leaving the webbox online overnight with the automatic update feature enabled, it might download and install the latest firmware itself. You would need to leave the SD card installed.
I am not really sure why you are having all these difficulties, it has always been straightforward when I have done it. I have never tried disabling or enabling the external memory.
This is getting a bit off topic so it is probably best to contact SMA support. They can help you most efficiently.
How did you go, alexcclarke?