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by mysterylectricity
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: 1.30.04-> 1.32.3 Ubuntu 18.04: "Upgrade", or de-install re-install?
Replies: 1
Views: 406

1.30.04-> 1.32.3 Ubuntu 18.04: "Upgrade", or de-install re-install?

Hi, running 1.30.4 on Ubuntu Bionic 18.04. Want to move to 1.32.3 for storage areas and h.264/h.265 containers. Viewed the release notes but they are more descriptive than prescriptive. Noticing lots of people have issues after upgrade. But of course people only post questions when they have issues....
by mysterylectricity
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Storage Geodiversity Soln. Sought for Zoneminder: RSYNC? Cloud? RAID over IP?
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Re: Storage Geodiversity Soln. Sought for Zoneminder: RSYNC? Cloud? RAID over IP?

Uh, actually I'm waffling on the issue. DRDB seems complicated and as you say probably won't work well,. I think I'll stabilize 1.30.4 on my "primary" machine, and start experimenting with 1.31.x on the "mirror". My friends are starting to look at me sideways for having spent so much time on ZM and ...
by mysterylectricity
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Storage Geodiversity Soln. Sought for Zoneminder: RSYNC? Cloud? RAID over IP?
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Re: Storage Geodiversity Soln. Sought for Zoneminder: RSYNC? Cloud? RAID over IP?

Looking into drbd now. Don't have the guts to mess w/1.31.x yet. I'll let you know how it goes (not well I suspect).
by mysterylectricity
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: How, which view, can I see alarmed pixels highlighted in real time?
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: How, which view, can I see alarmed pixels highlighted in real time?

Hmmm, must have been a distant memory either from a standalone (ie: Zmodo) SVR or, more likely, from the Windows "equivalent" of ZM (forget the name).

Thanks again!
by mysterylectricity
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Storage Geodiversity Soln. Sought for Zoneminder: RSYNC? Cloud? RAID over IP?
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Re: Storage Geodiversity Soln. Sought for Zoneminder: RSYNC? Cloud? RAID over IP?

OK, I'll look into those and finally look into 1.31.x as well.

Thank you always!
by mysterylectricity
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: How best to reboot or power off Zoneminder servers quickly and gracefully?
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: How best to reboot or power off Zoneminder servers quickly and gracefully?

Thanks bbunge, yeah I more or less figured that out a day or two after posting. What had me fooled was that merely shutting down ZM via "service" seemed to take longer than a "reboot", so I assumed reboot was shutting down ungracefully. I think more the truth is that shuttinng down ZM via service to...
by mysterylectricity
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: How best to reboot or power off Zoneminder servers quickly and gracefully?
Replies: 3
Views: 648

How best to reboot or power off Zoneminder servers quickly and gracefully?

I kept noticing a bunch of pesky errors in the log about not being able to stat /tmp/zm, socket errors, etc. But once in a great while the logs would stay clean for days after a reboot. Seemed to come and go at random. Eventually I hit on the idea of issuing "service zoneminder stop" before rebootin...
by mysterylectricity
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Storage Geodiversity Soln. Sought for Zoneminder: RSYNC? Cloud? RAID over IP?
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Storage Geodiversity Soln. Sought for Zoneminder: RSYNC? Cloud? RAID over IP?

Hi, OK what if someone breaks in and steals my Zoneminder server? Or worse? I suppose it's something we've all thought about. As it happens I've got a high speed WIFI link with another residence about 1/2 mile away. So I'm seeking input on server-diverse RAID-like strategies. RSYNC? Home cloud ie: U...
by mysterylectricity
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: ZoneMinder Deletes 120GB+ (All?) Events With Little Provocation: Logs Inaccessable
Replies: 6
Views: 1415

Re: ZoneMinder Deletes 120GB+ (All?) Events With Little Provocation: Logs Inaccessable

Yes I'm looking forward to migrating off of SSD to HD's. Originally I was running off a 120 GB flash pen drive (one of those fast ones with an SSD controller/USB bridge internally). Sure enough it more or less locked up on me. I can't remember how long it lasted, somewhere between 6 mos. and one year
by mysterylectricity
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: How, which view, can I see alarmed pixels highlighted in real time?
Replies: 3
Views: 790

How, which view, can I see alarmed pixels highlighted in real time?

I think at one point I was able to see alarming pixels in real time, which is useful for debugging. But now I can't figure out how. I find this reference in the wiki section on "Defining Zones": "Alarm Colour These parameters can be used to individually colorize the zone overlay pattern. Alarms in t...
by mysterylectricity
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Zoneminder Compilation Toolchain, Tips?
Replies: 0
Views: 455

Zoneminder Compilation Toolchain, Tips?

I'd like to make some minor changes in Zoneminder, as indicated in my previous post here: https://forums.zoneminder.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=26453&p=101918&hilit=workaround+described#p101918 What tools would I need, and would I need any libraries not included with the tools or Zoneminder. I think a ...
by mysterylectricity
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: ZoneMinder Deletes 120GB+ (All?) Events With Little Provocation: Logs Inaccessable
Replies: 6
Views: 1415

Re: ZoneMinder Deletes 120GB+ (All?) Events With Little Provocation: Logs Inaccessable

Rockedge I see your point, my wording was ambiguous. What I meant was that significant events in the real world were not being alarmed. For example, while my camera was aimed at my car, someone opened the door to my car (which evidence suggests I not only left unlocked but slightly ajar) and the eve...
by mysterylectricity
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: ZoneMinder Deletes 120GB+ (All?) Events With Little Provocation: Logs Inaccessable
Replies: 6
Views: 1415

ZoneMinder Deletes 120GB+ (All?) Events With Little Provocation: Logs Inaccessable

I searched through old discussions and found some near misses but lost my patience, hope you don't mind my asking directly: Setup is ZM 1.30.4 under Ubuntu Server 17.10, 250MB SSD, Logitech C920 webcams (which have good low-light sensitivity for the price, BTW). Remote control via Chrome, though als...
by mysterylectricity
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Seeking In-Band Logitech C920 USB Webcam Manual Focus Control Strategy: Out of band workaround described.
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Re: Seeking In-Band Logitech C920 USB Webcam Manual Focus Control Strategy: Out of band workaround described.

Hmmm, well I don't program in C++ either, but if I examine that piece of code I might be able to add entries to the table or at least replace the default table entries with entries I find more useful. If I were to try this and compile ZM myself: What file would I modify, and: Would I need to then re...
by mysterylectricity
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Seeking In-Band Logitech C920 USB Webcam Manual Focus Control Strategy: Out of band workaround described.
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Seeking In-Band Logitech C920 USB Webcam Manual Focus Control Strategy: Out of band workaround described.

Hello world, I'm trying to figure out how to manually control focus, sharpness, etc. of my Logitech C920 USB webcam, preferably from within ZoneMinder and preferably on a time-varying basis. I see 3 potential strategies: 1)I've been fiddling with uvcdynctrl and find it promising, it allows access to...