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by snake
Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.34.x
Topic: Zoneminder not starting
Replies: 15
Views: 2267

Re: Zoneminder not starting

Ok, in that case unpack the .deb file and review the installation scripts. One of those steps failed. Alternatively, you can review wiki install steps (go to the history, as the old ones get updated) and you should find the manual creation steps needed there. Something like (this is an example of th...
by snake
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.34.x
Topic: Zoneminder not starting
Replies: 15
Views: 2267

Re: Zoneminder not starting

After reading your post again, I see you were only updating, not installing. Disregard what I said about the install steps. Occasionally the update db script will fail halfway. It's common. Just run the update command manually. It can take a while for large DBs. # zmupdate.pl edit: this is wrong, se...
by snake
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.34.x
Topic: Zoneminder not starting
Replies: 15
Views: 2267

Re: Zoneminder not starting

ZM used to have some install steps executed by the user (creation of mysql db, permissions for db, apache enables, etc) but these are now handled by the dpkg install script and (the controversial) init. These steps are still in the .deb file, and if you download the package and extract. you will fin...
by snake
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Setup recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: Setup recommendations

For cores vs core speed, I can't answer that. How do the CPUs compare? Try one of the online comparison sites. What is the release date of each, and also what tier are each. High end server CPUs will have more features than low end server CPUs, so even older CPUs that are higher end than say a new d...
by snake
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Panasonic PV-GS300 compatibility
Replies: 1
Views: 470

Re: Panasonic PV-GS300 compatibility

It's likely going to be similar to a webcam. Some /dev/video or similar. When you connect the camera, what does dmesg say?

Also, refer to webcams in the https://wiki.zoneminder.com/Hardware_Compatibility_List
by snake
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.34.x
Topic: Does ZM work on a Raspberry Pi 3?
Replies: 9
Views: 861

Re: Does ZM work on a Raspberry Pi 3?

Just so we don't confuse anyone, by not using ZM as a client, I believe you two are referring to running X on an RPI. There is another way of using ZM as a client, which entails watching a video stream running by a ZM server where the RPI only connects into the ZM server but is not the server. That ...
by snake
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.34.x
Topic: Does ZM work on a Raspberry Pi 3?
Replies: 9
Views: 861

Re: Does ZM work on a Raspberry Pi 3?

Resolution and FPS are set on camera webpage.

Don't set Max FPS in Zoneminder (exception is local cameras - i.e. webcams).
by snake
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.34.x
Topic: Does ZM work on a Raspberry Pi 3?
Replies: 9
Views: 861

Re: Does ZM work on a Raspberry Pi 3?

Lower FPS and / or lower resolution of camera

Further Info: wiki.zoneminder.com/Single_Board_Computers
by snake
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Setup recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: Setup recommendations

GPU is generally not used by ZM (with some caveats in newer versions). Don't focus on GPU. For the CPU, you listed a 4 core standard motherboard (I see it compared to i5 in reviews). If I had 25-30 cameras at 7-10 FPS, I'd get a server motherboard with 16 cores (although 8 may be enough). I have a 4...
by snake
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Looking for best camera
Replies: 2
Views: 1163

Re: Looking for best camera

See https://wiki.zoneminder.com/Beginner_hardware You get what you pay for. You may be able to use a webcam, also. For $200 you can get a decent brand name ip camera that has 1080p (or even 2K). You can possibly buy used. Keep in mind that some cameras don't have IR by default. If you are indoors, a...
by snake
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Setup recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: Setup recommendations

The hardware specs tentatively look ok, however the performance will depend on what resolution and FPS your cameras are at. In addition, there are things to consider like whether you are using H264 passthrough, or MJPEG recording. If you expect 26 cameras at 720p with maybe 4FPS, I'd say you are ok....
by snake
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: what do i need for hardware? looking to upgrade to ZoneMinder.
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: what do i need for hardware? looking to upgrade to ZoneMinder.

To display to a monitor, is handled differently from traditional DVR boxes that have an HDMI output. You can spin up a separate machine, and have that watch the screens from the LAN. One way is via https://wiki.zoneminder.com/Example_Camera_View_HTML An admin of ZM has penned this page using Android...
by snake
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Setup recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 1071

Re: Setup recommendations

That is a lot to take in. A few comments: Make sure you vet the cameras before investing in all of them. Some cameras are less reliable than others. You don't want to invest in a number of cameras to have them drop out occasionally. CAT5 is enough most of the time. But, run CAT6 if you wish. ZM has ...
by snake
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: what do i need for hardware? looking to upgrade to ZoneMinder.
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: what do i need for hardware? looking to upgrade to ZoneMinder.

Technically you can, but for practical purposes I would say it depends on how many cameras you have. 1-4 cameras, then go ahead and put it on the same server. For >10 cameras, you would want a dedicated server. There is a docker image you can try (I haven't used it in production). Wifi cameras are n...
by snake
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Requirements
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: Requirements

4 720p or 1080p cameras with an i5-3210M (two cores) will probably be ok. Though, keep in mind that you will have to limit the framerate (on the cameras webpage). 5 FPS for 4 cameras should be doable, but 30FPS for 4 cameras... You would need to test. You are essentially watching a number of video s...