That note is referring to FlightFeeders (hardware supplied by FlightAware), not piaware installs.
You can retain the old site with a piaware by configuring your new install with the old site’s feeder ID. Copy the “unique identifier” from the old site’s stats page, then set feeder-id on the new install to that UUID:
Before PiAware, I was feeding PlanePlotter and feeding FlightAware was an easy addition.
I think that PiAware (RPi) was before any FlightAware boxes. I think it followed the release/fork of dump1090 by Malcolm.
The cheap SDR receivers were a game changer. I was looking at the Beast (and still do occasionally) but couldn’t justify the cost (still can’t). My first soon to be replaced system is using my first original RTL receiver and the RPi 1B(?). I was going to look at it this morning. It has two USB ports and a 36 pin connector. Overtime, I added an antenna and filter. I have the orange receiver but never used it since I recalled a lot of steps to get the first running. Now I will be using it all. Just for kicks I am purchasing the 978MHz antenna.
I have no data. In a bit of investigation, it appears piaware-config.txt is empty. Apparently I missed a step. I thought the receivier, etc. would be included. Is there a command line script to set various parameters?
pi@PiAware:~ $ piaware-config
allow-auto-updates yes # value set at /etc/piaware.conf:7
allow-manual-updates yes # value set at /etc/piaware.conf:8
feeder-id my feeder-id # value set at /etc/piaware.conf:9
As an experiment, I copied the contents of the sample. I now have the following. I am using a wired connection.
pi@PiAware:~ $ piaware-config
allow-auto-updates yes # value set at /boot/piaware-config.txt:67
allow-manual-updates yes # value set at /boot/piaware-config.txt:71
allow-mlat yes # value set at /boot/piaware-config.txt:75
allow-modeac yes # value set at /boot/piaware-config.txt:79
feeder-id d9*********** # value set at /etc/piaware.conf:9
rtlsdr-gain max # value set at /boot/piaware-config.txt:60
wired-network yes # value set at /boot/piaware-config.txt:27
wireless-network no # value set at /boot/piaware-config.txt:33
wireless-password <hidden> # value set at /boot/piaware-config.txt:49
wireless-ssid MyWifiNetwork # value set at /boot/piaware-config.txt:48
It appears dump1090 is NOT running even though installed.
pi@PiAware:~ $ sudo piaware-status
PiAware master process (piaware) is running with pid 3028.
PiAware ADS-B client (faup1090) is not running.
PiAware ADS-B UAT client (faup978) is not running (disabled by configuration settings)
PiAware mlat client (fa-mlat-client) is not running.
Local ADS-B receiver (dump1090) is not running.
no program appears to be listening for ES connections on port 30005.
faup1090 is NOT connected to the ADS-B receiver.
piaware is connected to FlightAware.
got 'couldn't open socket: connection refused'
dump1090 is NOT producing data on localhost:30005.
Your feeder ID is blah-blah-blah (configured at /etc/piaware.conf:9)
I created a new instance, this time using the PiAware img. Results are the same dump1090 is not running.