Enable local mode for local push


Hi all,

I’m currently developing an internal application via openBalena, but I’ve stumbled upon a development issue. I can’t seem to enable local mode on a openBalena development device, so that I can use the command balena push <ip address>. Is this not supported yet, or do I need to know a workaround for this? Because building my application, pushing it to the openBalena server and then waiting for it to download isn’t the most efficient :slight_smile:

Thanks in advance!

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Hi @vedicium,
From the Balena Documentation, these are the requirements for local mode push:
In order to use local mode on a device:

  • The device must be running balenaOS v2.29.0 or higher.
  • The device must be running a development variant of the OS.
  • You must have the balena CLI installed on your workstation.
  • Local mode must be enabled through the dashboard. To use local mode on a development device, click on the small Actions dropdown at the top right of the device page and select Enable Local Mode .


Hi @controlsgeek,

Thanks for your reaction. That’s indeed how to set a device in local mode. However, the Balena Dashboard is only available in cloudBalena, and I’m asking for openBalena. So that’s why I’m asking. But anyway, thanks for taking the time to help me out! :slight_smile:



Sorry! Failed to notice that. Will follow the question!