I plan to put more services to my M1 Mac Mini with 16Gb of RAM.
I already running Home Assistant via UTM and it is running very smoothly.
I intend to run more services , may be via docker or other VM (as I do not want to add more to UTM, my current Home Assistant can support supervisor mode, but once I add more, it may become ‘supported’)
I want to see how people here see the reliability of Mac . FYI , I experienced a reboot for no obvious reasons at a frequency of one a month, mostly overnight when I am not using the Mac Mini. However every time it reboot (especially in an uncontrolled mode), it causes me some degree of inconvenience. For example some of the home automation did not work and I was wondering why.
My M1 Mac Mini was rebooting frequently (I didn’t keep track, but I’d wake up to find it rebooted at least a few times a week). Four or five days ago, I unplugged a USB hub, and it hasn’t rebooted since. I’m sure I just jinxed myself. I need to find time and try to figure out if it was the hub or something plugged into the hub that was causing the problem.
I also have a Mac Studio at the office, and I can’t remember that ever rebooting on its own.
My 14" Macbook Pro is randomly rebooting a lot (5-6 times a week) recently - when left plugged in and unattended. I realise it must be hardware or software issues but just have not had time to figure it out yet.
Interestingly, I do have a USB hub plugged in so maybe that is a good place to start!
I have two M1-based Macs. A Mac mini and a MacBookPro. The mini rebooted itself recently but that was the first time since I installed it over a year ago. I tend to run my Macs 24/7/365. My MBP has never rebooted spontaneously.
I use a 2012 Mac mini as a file and backup server. All the external drives are connected directly to the Mini but the keyboard and mouse use a hub. It occasionally reboots. It also seems to not reboot properly after software updates. Running from an external SSD.
I’ve got an iMac Pro (2017, 3.2GHz Intel Xeon W, 32GB RAM) running Mojave (legacy software) and it reboots at least 6 times per week for no apparent reason. Many times more than once a day. Reinstalling OS doesn’t seem to help.
I’m sure there’s a log somewhere to document what was going on at the moment of it’s reboot, but I’m not sure where to look for that. Any suggestions from the collective?
I’ve had this happen twice (hopefully coincidentally) on the same Mac. Both times it turned out to be a RAM issue and the fix in each case was a logic board replacement. The first time was a couple of months after a couple of months after I bought it, and the second was a couple of months ago, with just a week of AppleCare remaining. I hope that you’re not having the same issue.
In my case the reboots were frequent and exacerbated by use, so if you’re seeing them only once per month that maybe be a sign of other (hopefully less serious) issues.