Event Pictures stored doubble

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wolfradler
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Event Pictures stored doubble

Post by wolfradler » Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:25 pm

Zoneminder Version 1.32.3 on Rasperry 4B latest Buster version ; Boot and storage Medium 1 TB HD
Storage path = /var/chache/zoneminder/events

When I got an Event then the pictures are stored into

For example event 120 contains all pictures of this event
.../events/4/2021-06-06/120/*.jpg

AND additional the same pictures are stored into
.../events/Cam-Eingang/2021-06-06/120/*.jpg

.../events/Cam-Eingang is the name from this cam in Zoneminder
...events//4/ I dont know where it comes from

Has anybody an Idea?

mikb
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Re: Event Pictures stored doubble

Post by mikb » Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:05 pm

It is not double -- if you look closely you will see that one of the directories is real, and the other one is an illusion ...

(Actually, a symbolic link)

It is normal, it doesn't take up twice the space, it is for convenience -- one directory name is the "camera id" (1,2,3,4 ....) and the other is your "friendly name" for the camera.

For my system ...

Code: Select all

# ls -la /home/zonemind/events/
drwxr-xr-x 10 apache apache 4096 Aug  3  2016 ./
drwxr-xr-x  5 apache apache 4096 Apr  7  2013 ../
....
drwxr-xr-x  3 apache apache 4096 Jan  8 02:21 4/
drwxr-xr-x  4 apache apache 4096 Jan  8 02:21 5/
lrwxrwxrwx  1 apache apache    1 Mar 25  2013 CAM01_FRONT_CZ -> 5/
lrwxrwxrwx  1 apache apache    1 Mar 28  2013 CAM02_FRONT_RW -> 4/
...
etc. the "friendly name" is a link to the real directory.

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