The Service is the centerpiece of IP-Symcon. It always runs in the background and is usually automatically launched when starting the operating system. This means that no user needs to be logged into a computer/server, to guarantee perfect operation.
The configuration (settings.json) of IP-Symcon is saved every 10 minutes or when properly shutting down. Should the power supply fail, the configuration file could become corrupt or broken.
In this case, IP-Symcon will try to use automatically saved copies of the settings.json until a working copy is found. If no functional configuration file is found, the service does not start and outputs an error message.