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by winstontj
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.34.x
Topic: How to deal with shadows of trees in the wind
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Re: How to deal with shadows of trees in the wind

Seems like there are lots of people in similar situations. I would like to explore using GPU and some open-AI engines to identify things --if I don't park my car in the same exact spot in the driveway... Or if she parks on "my side" or I park on "her side"... She's got a SUV and I've got a sedan --t...
by winstontj
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.34.x
Topic: Help with sizing / settings
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: Help with sizing / settings

You have some options. Dell and HP make tower "workstations" that are essentially server motherboards and chipsets shoved into a large desktop form-factor machine. Regarding the noise: It's the size of the fan. The smaller the fan, the faster it needs to spin to move the same amount of air. Larger f...
by winstontj
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: ANPVIZ camera slow and losing time
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: ANPVIZ camera slow and losing time

Is the 30-45 second lag there if you watch it "independently of Zoneminder" (i.e. its own app, its own web-page, through VLC ...) ? Or is the lag being caused by Zoneminder settings, e.g. having accidentally set a frame rate in Zoneminder (should be blank!) which is not the same as the camera's fra...
by winstontj
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Recommendation for outdoor camera?
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: Recommendation for outdoor camera?

Here is one that is on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Security-Surveillance-Waterproof-Detection-Deterrent/dp/B07Z3BZF35/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2RVNJJ6P6FEYM&dchild=1&keywords=anpviz+ip+camera+wifi&qid=1598112566&sprefix=anpviz+wifi+%2Caps%2C154&sr=8-2 I don't know anything about that brand but it's WiFi a...
by winstontj
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:58 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)

Is there a public script available for this? I would like to initially write events to RAMDISK then upon event completion, move event to (slower) disk. Ubuntu and Debian flavors are ideal: Bus factor and all... I travel for work and might need something, could get hit by a bus, etc. and she's fine w...
by winstontj
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Hints & Tips
Topic: Which Linux distro should I use
Replies: 2
Views: 535

Re: Which Linux distro should I use

For the most part, consider Ubuntu and Debian to be the same thing. Technically they are not at all the same and Ubuntu is based on Debian.

Whatever you do, choose LTS (long-term-support) versions with at least a first patch or update.
by winstontj
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Recommendation for outdoor camera?
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: Recommendation for outdoor camera?

We have five of these (domes): https://www.amazon.com/Anpviz-Microphone-Weatherproof-Compaliant-IPC-D250W-S/dp/B07PNF7DQT and two of these (bullet): B08POE-3MPL-A https://sv3c.com/product-item/b08poe-5mpl-a/ We got them all on Amazon. Except for one single dome camera, they are all great... But they...
by winstontj
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: ANPVIZ camera slow and losing time
Replies: 4
Views: 899

ANPVIZ camera slow and losing time

I have a Chinese POE dome camera that is slow and seems to be losing time. It is always on a 30-45-second delay or lag. We bought three or four of these cameras all at once and they were ALL fine... Then this specific camera we purchased a few months later. It is model IPC-D250W-S. Allegedly it shou...
by winstontj
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: ZM Server with GPU... any benefit? Or more benefit on viewer/client side?
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: ZM Server with GPU... any benefit? Or more benefit on viewer/client side?

For your purposes, if you are interested in viewing monitors, I'd say put the video cards on the client side. If you are interested in using the GPUs to do things like process zones, rules, flags, etc. then you'd want the GPU at the host.
by winstontj
Tue May 12, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.35.x
Topic: After Update: Errors and web gui reloading
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Re: After Update: Errors and web gui reloading

Look at the top of this page - announcements. 1.35 is development, and a bit broken at the moment. Why did the Ubuntu ppa auto-update me from 1.34.x to 1.35.x? Is there an easy way to downgrade? I'm running zm on a virtual machine and have snapshots but my storage with the video and event files is ...
by winstontj
Mon May 11, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: VMware "best practices" for 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 2757

Re: VMware "best practices" for 2020

Can I ask what physical hardware you are using? I thought I'd be fine running ZM on esxi but my experience has been less than ideal. That said, my hardware is not new and I probably haven't put in enough time to learn about how zm works to tune/tweak to my setup. I'm running esxi ent plus 5.5u3 as a...
by winstontj
Mon May 11, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.35.x
Topic: After Update: Errors and web gui reloading
Replies: 3
Views: 677

After Update: Errors and web gui reloading

Thank you for the help this community provides. #1: I am running 1.35.3 on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. Is ZM 1.35.x a DEV or a RELEASE version of ZM? I'd like to be on the latest stable RELEASE and ideally, not on a development software. Am I correct in understanding that 1.34.x is the stable release? A few...
by winstontj
Sun May 10, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Converting ZM VM over to Bare Metal
Replies: 5
Views: 2657

Re: Converting ZM VM over to Bare Metal

Thank you both iconnor and snake. I thought I had mentioned three cameras. Currently running two, have the third wired and ready to add but the performance of my current setup won't work with any more cameras. I believe one issue I'm having is writing to one single drive. ZM OS is on a big, fast, st...
by winstontj
Mon May 04, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Moving from VM to Bare Metal
Replies: 4
Views: 2691

Moving from VM to Bare Metal

What's a good (modern) bare metal hardware equivalent of an 8gb vRAM with 6vCPU? (esxi machines have 2x xeon 5680 cpus) Operating system is Ubuntu 18LTS and zm 1.35.2 If I simply move that ZM virtual machine setup over to a bare metal machine with a single Xeon 6-core CPU with 12gb RAM, ssd for oper...
by winstontj
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Converting ZM VM over to Bare Metal
Replies: 5
Views: 2657

Re: Converting ZM VM over to Bare Metal

Sorry my bad. I've only got two. The VM I have them running on is really glitchy and hangs up often. It is like nothing I've ever seen. I'm pretty good with hardware and server stuff --this seems like I have no clue about both hardware and software settings. Every other VM I have running on the ESXi...