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by AnotherBrian
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Disk Array for Laptop USB3
Replies: 2
Views: 547

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: 254

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: 2
Views: 547

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: 864

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...
by AnotherBrian
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: upgrade from 1.30? runs slow
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: upgrade from 1.30? runs slow

sorry for the misleading subject line. What i really did was a full new install of ubuntu 18.04 and zoneminder 1.32. 1.32 looks nice but the quad cpus went full 100% after adding just a few cameras. Gave up. Now back to ubuntu 16.04 with zoneminder 1.30. (Installation of 1.30 was problematic. - add ...
by AnotherBrian
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: upgrade from 1.30? runs slow
Replies: 4
Views: 254

upgrade from 1.30? runs slow

i upgraded an otherwise smooth running system from ubuntu 16.04 / 1.30<-i think. Now i'm on ubuntu 18.04 desktop with 1.32 and my 4 processors run at 100%. for installing lamp i picked mariadb instead of mysql. is that a factor? or maybe its just that the newer release needs more cpu horsepower? i'm...
by AnotherBrian
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Hardware Compatibility List
Topic: ssd + external drive configuration
Replies: 0
Views: 521

ssd + external drive configuration

i'd like to configure a laptop with internal ssd and external usb harddrive (or external usb harddrive array) to run zoneminder. I'm aware that ssd's cannot handle write volumes (from life expectancy issues) and of course the required large volumes are too darn expensive anyway. So I was thinking of...
by AnotherBrian
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Crash / Burn / Recover - Can I?
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Re: Crash / Burn / Recover - Can I?

Ok - this worked. User ids and Group Ids on the defective drive won't match the conventions on the new drive. mount --bind comes to mind but this won't work with ext4 system. Hence bindfs is the tool to use. Recall we have a new live drive with a new working zoneminder and we have an old drive with ...
by AnotherBrian
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Crash / Burn / Recover - Can I?
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Crash / Burn / Recover - Can I?

I want to generate a video from zoneminder archive data on a trashed ubuntu 17.04 / zoneminder 1.30 system. I can't boot up the drive and stupid me didn't use a logical drive system - everything is in a boot partition. 17.04 is no longer supported by ubuntu and there is a warning around that warns a...
by AnotherBrian
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: zoneminder local access using external WAN address, loopback, nat, tomato
Replies: 3
Views: 1567

Re: zoneminder local access using external WAN address, loopback, nat, tomato

regarding bridging: Been there, done that, but ................. xfinity router placed in bridge mode occasionally drops communication with the home router. this problem is reported on several websites. Renewing the lease on the wan from the home router just hangs as renewing. rebooting the home rou...
by AnotherBrian
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: how do you digitally capture AnalogHD (ie 720p) cameras?
Replies: 7
Views: 4913

Re: how do you digitally capture AnalogHD (ie 720p) cameras?

latency is incredibly high for network camera based zoneminder. Analog is fast. Case in point are first person view drones that use the old technology.
by AnotherBrian
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: if it were stolen?
Replies: 12
Views: 7389

Re: if it were stolen?

Using crypttab and fstab and a non-secure encryption key, the mounting of the encrypted drive can be fully automated. The thief would need to be more sophisticated to figure out what was going on to access the zoneminder data. If they boot up, they won't see it because they don't know the user login...
by AnotherBrian
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Adding new PoE camera into ZM
Replies: 3
Views: 2270

Re: Adding new PoE camera into ZM

If the NVR is providing the POE function to your cameras, you will need to get a POE switch. Used ones are cheap on ebay.
by AnotherBrian
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: zoneminder local access using external WAN address, loopback, nat, tomato
Replies: 3
Views: 1567

zoneminder local access using external WAN address, loopback, nat, tomato

How do I configure my tomato router so that I can access zoneminder from a device internal to the LAN using the external WAN IP address? I believe this is what is called a NAT Loopback. Hardware: ISP router (DMZ) ---- home router ---- zoneminder I have an ISP router configured as DMZ with no port fo...
by AnotherBrian
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Stream works on VLC but not on Zoneminder. Blue screen.
Replies: 9
Views: 1325

Re: Stream works on VLC but not on Zoneminder. Blue screen.

don't know if this applies but my zoneminder config for the cams are set at 24 bit color.