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by AnotherBrian
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Disk Array for Laptop USB3
Replies: 5
Views: 4442

Re: Disk Array for Laptop USB3

gosh that is an old post. I settled on a dell latitude e7450 i7-5600u laptop with 2tb ssd and 16gb ram with 8 network cams running 5fps at FHD. Its been solid. I can bounce around searching old recordings and its fast enough for me and my family. I wouldn't mind having more disk but for the trade of...
by AnotherBrian
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Hints & Tips
Topic: Mixing Storage - Fast (SSD) and Slow (HDD)
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Re: Mixing Storage - Fast (SSD) and Slow (HDD)

Good! Could you tell me the concept - just enough for me to look it up. For example I know it is not something to do with "archive" because many people say that "archive" just sets a bit. I noticed that after v1.32.3 a new concept has been added called add storage. Should I look in that area? Thanks...
by AnotherBrian
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: ZoneMinder Hints & Tips
Topic: Mixing Storage - Fast (SSD) and Slow (HDD)
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Mixing Storage - Fast (SSD) and Slow (HDD)

Is there a mechanism to store images on SSD and as the SSD fills up, then move the older images onto a hard drive? So to do this, zoneminder needs to support browsing the older images. For example, one could use an SSD to store the first 3 days of images. Then older images are occasionally moved off...
by AnotherBrian
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Performance Issues - Resolution
Replies: 0
Views: 812

Performance Issues - Resolution

I finally got this thing working on my 8 IP cams. Previously I was running into cpu capacity issues when upgrading from ubuntu 16.04 / zoneminder 1.30. The following resolved the capacity issue for me. When defining each camera, under the "storage" tab, I set save_jpegs to disabled and video_writer ...
by AnotherBrian
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Performance Issues / Comparision 1.32 to 1.30
Replies: 4
Views: 1616

Re: Performance Issues / Comparision 1.32 to 1.30

okee doke - building on jwarfin's comment on memory utilization. we have virtualMemory residentMemory and sharedMemory 1.30zma 1178876 479044 423340 1.32zma 1643376 829956 184848 ------------------------------------------- zma 1.32 has 39% more virtual memory, 73% more resident memory, and 56% less ...
by AnotherBrian
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Performance Issues / Comparision 1.32 to 1.30
Replies: 4
Views: 1616

Re: Performance Issues / Comparision 1.32 to 1.30

sorry for poor presentation. this post is to make a complete record of the data. My first post of data shown above was running the script on v1.32 on ubuntu 18.04.02 . What follows is v1.30.4 on ubuntu 16.04.06 . 14884 (zma) S 14845 14845 14831 0 -1 1077936128 10875 0 0 0 1017 33 0 0 20 0 1 0 726550...
by AnotherBrian
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Performance Issues / Comparision 1.32 to 1.30
Replies: 4
Views: 1616

Performance Issues / Comparision 1.32 to 1.30

I'm finding zma (analyzer) consumes about 4 times the processor time in 1.32 compared to 1.30. zmc takes less. My experimental setup: Hardware is i7-5600u with hard drive and 16gb ram and a single hikvision 2032 camera running 4 frames / second at 1920x1080. I flip between hard drives to do experime...
by AnotherBrian
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Runs Great - 8 Network Cams on Laptop
Replies: 0
Views: 1510

Runs Great - 8 Network Cams on Laptop

Just reporting on experiences I've had with hardware. I'm using a Dell Latitude e7450 system with i7-5600u (5th generation Intel processor) with 16gb ram. I have 7 wired network cams driven by poe switch which also hosts the e7450 (thereby keeping traffic off my main router) plus one wifi cam (which...
by AnotherBrian
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.33.x
Topic: Who turned off the lights?
Replies: 2
Views: 2222

Re: Who turned off the lights?

thanks!
by AnotherBrian
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.33.x
Topic: Who turned off the lights?
Replies: 2
Views: 2222

Who turned off the lights?

A common occurrence with all versions of zoneminder is for it to stop. There are various postings suggesting it might be mysql or other conditions that overloaded the system. In the latter, there is no hint on determining which condition triggered the overload. Work arounds have been suggested by ma...
by AnotherBrian
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Disk Array for Laptop USB3
Replies: 5
Views: 4442

Re: Disk Array for Laptop USB3

Ya i figured using the ssd for the os. the medium formats look like they have similar disk quantity limitations. why isn't using a laptop a good idea? I've been running for 3 years on an old dell laptop i7-3540M with 8 FHD cams recording at 5 fps. zoneminder reports a load of 7. I find the 2tb+1tb d...
by AnotherBrian
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: upgrade from 1.30? runs slow
Replies: 4
Views: 1383

Re: upgrade from 1.30? runs slow

I just looked at the PPA 1.32 and I think the 1.32.3 has those fixed..... I know that 1.33.3 is working well ha! I got it right. I said " (Installation of 1.30 was problematic. - add monitor wouldn't work. someone else posted a fix somewhere.)" Didn't say 1.32. Install of 1.30 was problematic after...
by AnotherBrian
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Disk Array for Laptop USB3
Replies: 5
Views: 4442

Disk Array for Laptop USB3

Looking to add more disk space for zoneminder while keeping a small footprint. Using an older dvd laptop, I swapped out the dvd for a sata drive holder - that works nice - so I have two drives in a single laptop. Long term though this is no good because as a laptop ugrade many have gone with ssd and...
by AnotherBrian
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: High CPU Load
Replies: 15
Views: 7079

Re: High CPU Load

Just adding a bit here. A few days ago I did a full clean install of Ubuntu 18.04 with Zoneminder 1.32. Mine went 100% cpus after adding just a few cameras. I set mocord to record thinking maybe analysis of frames was driving up the cpu. My 8 cameras pump out at 5 frames a second or less. Under prio...