FlightAware Discussions

Updating local DB

Both of my Raspberrys are still running fine with the database extracted from VRS and my modified markers.js. That’s three days now so as @obj said, it obviously WAS something else that caused them to choke and I just have to accept that I’ll probably never know what it was.

Having proved that VRS data can be extracted and converted to update dump1090-fa, I’m happy but as previously mentioned, I think there are too many problems with sharing data to be practical and users would need to have an instance of VRS running.

The thing is that running the extracted data through the toolchain involves downloading and installing dependencies that may only be needed for that one operation and requires skills beyond some users’ abilities.

Even if the process could be simplified and automated, if a user has VRS running, would they even care about the data being shown in Skyview?

I hardly ever look at it myself and only embarked on this project to see if it was possible.

I watch my map for an hour occasionally and anything that shows up as unknown I update the DB with manually.

Wow, +1 for dedication that man!

All these light coloured ones aren’t in the database, is that correct?

Really need to get an updated set of files. My basestation.sqb file is now up to nearly 5Gb and I’m happy to pass that on if anyone is maintaining an updated master file.

Scroll all the way down for the legend.

Ahh right, thank you.

Is there any easy way to see which ones aren’t in the database?

Pull up the full table, sort by registration and scroll down?

Perfect. Five out of 330 on my receiver but pages and pages on the MTG feeder :eek:

If you have the most current tar1090, then that’s most likely because i’m supplementing with the data from the pfclient webinterface.
Or it’s just your converted basestation database, don’t know your setup.