After searching very throughly through this forum, among other mailing lists, etc I've seen this mentioned time and time again but never any real "fix" or "solution" provided in any of the threads.
These all deal with "my network map disappeared" or "dude missing devices" or "the dude crashed and i lost my XXX" & the likes. The only real "fix" someone had in the meantime was to uninstall/reinstall then reimport the backup (XML). Just giving this a try gives me the "find another program" reaction, as the backup XML I have so far is 42M, and it's been importing it for 10-15 minutes as of now. I'm not sure at the moment how long this was intended to take when reimporting....
Also if i keep the existing config (don't import a backup XML) and use the one that my devices/maps are randomly disappearing on ... it won't let me create a device, change the background image, or even a label (when i do it greys out the ok and cancel box ..but apply is never grey, just doesn't "apply" anything) on the map until i completely remove and re-create it, and sometimes that still has to be done more than once.
Anyhow, I also tried to import the XML to a linux install of the server. It runs out of memory during the import and locks wine up at the same time (kill -9 everypid winserver-->below).
Is there anyone that still reads this forum still experience any "disappearances" with devices, maps, or links on the due ever find a solution or is everyone still waiting for "a fix"? I did see a few mention they were moving on to other programs (zabbix was one i recall offhand), and at this point I really don't want to have to do that myself, but when you have a network with over 300 devices you need monitored 24/7 I am beginning to believe I may have to look into something else.
How aware is Mikrotik of the issue(s) mentioned, and seeing that some are getting fixed, how long until the Dude would be something of a reliable program for making sure 300 said devices are up and running?
Thanks in advance for any advice anyone can offer