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Continuous record not working....

Post by wrkrbee1650 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:05 pm

Why is continuous record functioning?

I have only one camera an old DCS-900w which I have hard wired. I have Zoneminder configured and working. The one monitor I have has the set function of "record". I don't think it's recording continuously however, because the hard drive space has been showing 80% all day and I'm not sure of the full path to the events folder under the paths tab..... So how do I get continuous record mode to work and create files set to approximately 15 minutes and what is the full path to events?

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Re: Continuous record not working....

Post by bb99 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:56 pm

Is your purge when full filter set to 80%?

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Re: Continuous record not working....

Post by knight-of-ni » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:00 pm

Do your log files have any errors in them?

Continuous record is working fine on the system I am testing.

The events folder is usually under your webroot. However, that really depends on what linux distro you are using, and how you installed zoneminder (from source or a package?).

To find the events folder try this:

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sudo find / -name events -type d
You can run it w/o root permission, but you will get a lot of denied errors.

Once you find it, verify that the httpd user was read/write permission on it.

Also, please tell us whether or not you have tried to alter the events folder location under options.
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Re: Continuous record not working....

Post by wrkrbee1650 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:26 pm

@ bb99 I don't think so. I didn't configure any additional options or filters for that matter upon installation.

@ knniggett...the Ubuntu 12.10 box I'm testing it with has a standard apache 2 install, so I assumed the www directory would be /var/www; however, upon greping as sudo I found events in:

/sys/kernel/debug/tracing/events
/var/cache/zoneminder/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-31/include/trace/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-31/kernel/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-32-generic/include/config/have/perf/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-28/include/trace/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-28/kernel/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-36/include/trace/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-36/kernel/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-37/include/trace/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-37/kernel/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-26/include/trace/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-26/kernel/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-17/include/trace/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-17/kernel/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-31-generic/include/config/have/perf/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-28-generic/include/config/have/perf/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-26-generic/include/config/have/perf/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-30-generic/include/config/have/perf/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-27/include/trace/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-27/kernel/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-37-generic/include/config/have/perf/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-39/include/trace/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-39/kernel/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-17-generic/include/config/have/perf/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-30/include/trace/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-30/kernel/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-36-generic/include/config/have/perf/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-34/include/trace/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-34/kernel/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-27-generic/include/config/have/perf/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-32/include/trace/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-32/kernel/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-34-generic/include/config/have/perf/events
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-39-generic/include/config/have/perf/events
/etc/acpi/events

The only one that seemed applicable was /var/cache/zoneminder/events, but when I change to sudo and go view that path there is still no images under any of the paths:

root@juice-Satellite-A105:~# cd /var/cache/zoneminder/events
root@juice-Satellite-A105:/var/cache/zoneminder/events# ls -l
total 8
drwxr-xr-x 2 www-data www-data 4096 Aug 29 16:39 2
drwxr-xr-x 2 www-data www-data 4096 Aug 29 19:07 3
lrwxrwxrwx 1 www-data www-data 1 Aug 29 16:39 TestCamRecord -> 2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 www-data www-data 1 Aug 29 19:07 TestCamToWatch -> 3
root@juice-Satellite-A105:/var/cache/zoneminder/events# cd 2
root@juice-Satellite-A105:/var/cache/zoneminder/events/2# ls -l
total 0
root@juice-Satellite-A105:/var/cache/zoneminder/events/2# cd ..
root@juice-Satellite-A105:/var/cache/zoneminder/events# cd 3
root@juice-Satellite-A105:/var/cache/zoneminder/events/3# ls -l
total 0
root@juice-Satellite-A105:/var/cache/zoneminder/events/3#

And Zm is running see attached file for screen shot of ZM running.

To install I simply did sudo apt-get install openssh-server zoneminder

Entered my password and installed -- so I installed from a package.

I cat'd my /etc/passwd file and I don't have an httpd user, it looks like mine is www-data? I don't remember how long ago I installed Apache.
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Re: Continuous record not working....

Post by knight-of-ni » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:16 am

Your events folder looks correct for an Ubuntu machine. www-data is the correct user account that httpd runs under.

See how your source, 192.168.2.222, is orange instead of green? That's mean there is a problem with the monitor. Also notice the word "Log" is red. That's means you've got errors in your logs. Please post your log files.
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Re: Continuous record not working....

Post by whatboy » Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:07 am

If your system is installed in an LVM, and home is where all the storage is, you might want to create a folder inside home and softlink to it.

df -h will tell you.

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Re: Continuous record not working....

Post by Patel12 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:48 am

The events folder is usually under your webroot. However, that really depends on what linux distro you are using, and how you installed zoneminder (from source or a package?).....
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