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by mikb
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: ZM trying to write to root dir
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: ZM trying to write to root dir

It looks like ZM is trying to write to the root directory. To test this, I opened up write permissions on the root directory and the directories and files were created. Eek! Be thankful that in doing that test, zm-audit didn't notice that there was a lot of files in your drive for which there were ...
by mikb
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Monitoring Mode - Capturing?
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: Monitoring Mode - Capturing?

"Capturing" just means it's acquiring images from the camera (locally or across the network), and the FPS is to show how fast this is happening. It doesn't necessarily mean anything is being recorded, or even motion-detected/alarms generated, depending on your other settings. Just looking at the liv...
by mikb
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Website Issues
Topic: http://www.zoneminder.com/forums = 404?
Replies: 6
Views: 904

Re: http://www.zoneminder.com/forums = 404?

kylejohnson wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:08 pm
All fixed up now.
Thanks, can confirm that fixes it!
by mikb
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Website Issues
Topic: http://www.zoneminder.com/forums = 404?
Replies: 6
Views: 904

Re: http://www.zoneminder.com/forums = 404?

This may have happened due to a browser or other security update on your machine. A good suggestion in general terms, but I guarantee it wasn't that for me. Personal preference is that nothing has automated updates switched on, if something's getting updated it's when I want to do it and have time ...
by mikb
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Website Issues
Topic: http://www.zoneminder.com/forums = 404?
Replies: 6
Views: 904

http://www.zoneminder.com/forums = 404?

Since yesterday ... My regular bookmark of http://www.zoneminder.com/forums/ leads to a 404 Not found page, and http://www.zoneminder.com is "Welcome to nginx! If you see this page, the nginx web server is successfully installed and working. Further configuration is required." Fortunately I realized...
by mikb
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: PurgeWhenFull nfs
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: PurgeWhenFull nfs

Thank you very much. I am able to work with "find". If I delete just the files, DB entries will remain. I have zmaudit running in the background. Is that sufficient to ensure that the database gets cleaned up in due time? Ideally, fix the problem with ZM, going on with find and nuking files is a st...
by mikb
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: PurgeWhenFull nfs
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: PurgeWhenFull nfs

There, the challange seems to be to compute the relative date from scratch every time the srcipt runs. You need "find", a bucket of popcorn, and a read of the extremely detailed manpage for it :) Something like (example only!) find /path/to/zm/events -type f -iname "*.jpg" -ctime +5 -delete Would f...
by mikb
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.33.x
Topic: only 1 camera work at time on raspbian buster
Replies: 11
Views: 2100

Re: only 1 camera work at time on raspbian buster

Am I being thick here, or is there a discrepancy between these reports :- tmpfs 2.0G *132M* 1.8G 7% /dev/shm total *270016* -rw------- 1 www-data www-data 138245744 Sep 22 17:46 zm.mmap.2 -rw------- 1 www-data www-data 138245744 Sep 22 17:48 zm.mmap.1 It seems like the df "usage" indicates one the t...
by mikb
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: possibility of making a light sensor to put in the mailbox that will make an alarm?
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: possibility of making a light sensor to put in the mailbox that will make an alarm?

how possible is it to make a light sensor ,,, it would have to be solar powered, or maybe a a rechargeable battery would last long enough.. Is there a reason why it has to be a light sensor? Surely the simplest answer to doing it this way is to fit a microswitch, or magnet and reed switch pair (thi...
by mikb
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: Foscam G2 IP Cameras
Replies: 6
Views: 759

Re: Foscam G2 IP Cameras

Though you appear sorted, to answer your question "What is zmc?" -- it's the bit of Zoneminder that connects to a camera, and handles all the RTSP/HTTP or other (/dev/video local devices) acquisition of pictures. (c = capture). zma then analyses those pictures and decides what's worth keeping. You s...
by mikb
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Not working with new IPEYE camera
Replies: 6
Views: 1014

Re: Not working with new IPEYE camera

@bbunge -- good tips, but it worries me that the CAMERA is giving a 500 "Internal Server Error" HTML response -- this doesn't seem to stack up with the ZM system being out of memory, or set for wrong resolution. These usually result in "it doesn't work" reports, but with indigestion at the ZM system...
by mikb
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Not working with new IPEYE camera
Replies: 6
Views: 1014

Re: Not working with new IPEYE camera

> 500, text is 'Internal Server Error'] If this response is coming from the camera's web server, then it sounds like it's not configured at all, or just utterly broken. 5XX codes are "permanent errors", meaning "that didn't work, go away, don't ask again". The question is, outside of Zoneminder, doe...
by mikb
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: How to acess the audio stream of Gadspot Cams?
Replies: 2
Views: 3430

Re: How to acess the audio stream of Gadspot Cams?

I think after 12 years, if they haven't solved it by now, they'll have given up.
by mikb
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: How to add Pi Camera Module?
Replies: 3
Views: 1377

Re: How to add Pi Camera Module?

Video does not work on a Pi I get you that you mean that Zoneminder does not support video directly from the hardware camera, rather than literally as written :) I don't know if this would work in practice, but, there are streamer programs which will take /dev/video0 (from the hardware camera, from...
by mikb
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.32.x
Topic: ZoneMinder makes Raspberry super slow
Replies: 5
Views: 1925

Re: ZoneMinder makes Raspberry super slow

Task Manager don’t show any high cpu usage. and yet your Raspberry PI becomes super slow? Is there any possibility that you have managed to warm the processor up to the point where throttling occurs (the newer 3B/4 PIs run a lot hotter than the old ones, and use thermal management to save themselve...