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by MJN
Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: Any overhead by splitting a large zone into smaller ones?
Replies: 5
Views: 1939

Ideally I would do that but the server runs a whole multitude of other functions (mail/web etc) so it's difficult to distinguish between cause and effect. That said, I haven't noticed any change in the general load on the machine and so, for my situation at least, it's probably nothing to worry abou...
by MJN
Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Frame Number in timestamp?
Replies: 9
Views: 7259

Don't spit your dummy out - post your solution to help others.

Mathew
by MJN
Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: Any overhead by splitting a large zone into smaller ones?
Replies: 5
Views: 1939

Any overhead by splitting a large zone into smaller ones?

Can anyone tell me if there is any additional overhead (CPU, time, etc) of splitting, say, the default 'All' zone into two seperate zones covering the same area? My reasons for wanting to do this are to have different thersholds for different parts of the picture so whilst the alarm zone coverage re...
by MJN
Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: Canon ip camera????
Replies: 2
Views: 1562

I've got two BL-C1's. Good image quality, decent low-light performance, reliable, compact size, discreet design and cheap! Top marks in my book! The Axis range of cameras seem to get nothing but absolutely glowing reviews so you might wish to check them out also. They are in a different price bracke...
by MJN
Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: Send one alert every N minutes
Replies: 2
Views: 1393

The easiest way may be to use an external script to send the SMS's out (I use one in conjunction with the MercurySMS tool). The script could timestamp a file and simply check the age of this stamp prior to sending - if it's younger than 5 minutes then skip the SMS. However, is your intent to avoid t...
by MJN
Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: global warming - low power consumption - Zoneminder...
Replies: 8
Views: 5348

Note that a car battery is unsuitable for a continuous constant-current application like this - what you need is a so-called 'leisure' battery.

Car batteries are designed for high-output short bursts and don't take kindly to continuous/deep discharge.

Mathew
by MJN
Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: email notification
Replies: 14
Views: 9430

Good to hear you've got the mail sorted.

You might be best starting a new thread with your other issue as it is unrelated to mail and hence may get lost in this one.

Mathew
by MJN
Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: email notification
Replies: 14
Views: 9430

I meant ZM's log (in /var/log/syslog unless you've arranged for it to be piped elsewhere).

Howcome you're running zmfilter.pl? What were you expecting it to do?

Mathew
by MJN
Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: Ubuntu 7.04 Falling over after x days running Zoneminder
Replies: 4
Views: 1702

Take a look in /var/log/messages for indications why the filesystem is being mounted as read only. This is a mechanism of preventing further data loss on a live system when things start going horribly wrong and, as Cordel says, could well be a sign that the drive is failing.

Mathew
by MJN
Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: email notification
Replies: 14
Views: 9430

I'm not sure I see there's a problem - the first time you ran zmfilter you were running it as yourself and hence could not read zm.conf. Second time you ran it as root and hence it worked.

What do the logs say when your e-mail filter fires?

Mathew
by MJN
Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: email notification
Replies: 14
Views: 9430

I run a fully-blown mail server and so can only offer the following cut-down solution based on theory - I'm pretty sure it would work without further configuration so ought to be worth a try. Firstly, install Postfix - it is Sendmail compatible yet much easier to configure. The default Postfix confi...
by MJN
Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: is possible view a live demo?
Replies: 4
Views: 2101

It's not mine! :)
by MJN
Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: Record only when there is action in a defined zone.
Replies: 5
Views: 2344

If that's the case then if anything you'd need high sensitivity...
by MJN
Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: Automatically clear old events
Replies: 5
Views: 9894

You're spot on (see, you're an expert!) Something worth noting (which is mentioned in the docs) - make sure any delete rule is limited to only run on a limited number of events (e.g. 'Limit to first 5 results' is the default I think for the shipped purge rule) otherwise, if no limit is set then as s...
by MJN
Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: ZM and phone notifications
Replies: 16
Views: 29377

With respect, I have been following the conversation (perhaps you missed the fact that it is only you and I talking here) and it was my understanding that you had been unsuccessful in getting manual filters to execute your script. My apologies if this misunderstanding is mine. As for your question, ...