You are not going to like this... It looks like you are running a production server on a testing version of Zoneminder. Now you are in trouble and looking for a way out.juanmoura wrote: ↑Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:03 amAlec, I'm sorry but the statement you made is wrong. Come on, my setup basically consists of:
1 Camera, set the resolution in Zoneminder as 640x480, however the resolution on the camera is 1920x1080 ...
In the storage tab this is disabled to save JPEG and enabled H264 Passthroug
That way when I click on the monitor I watch in 640x480, but when it recognizes the motion and records and I open the recorded file it is at 1920x1080p
This way I can save ram memory by putting more cameras.
When I click on the FRAMES tab I do not see a extracted MP4 frame, I see a extracted frame with the resolution of 640x480 even without I see.
What I mean is that, my system has 43 cameras with 12 tb, all 2MP, set as MODETEC. The server started operating in mid-November 2017, and now it is at 52% space in disc.
I was doing a backup of the database to separate from the server using multiservers and I came across this situation, 36gb database, I went back and saw that it was the table of frames storing photos that are unnecessary.
When the zoneminder is operating the resource quantity for mysql is large and the more unnecessary processes the less resources we will have for the system.
In the log I see it creating the images, later creating the .MP4 and later it deleting the JPEG images created, but it backs up inside the bank without necessity.
Why save frames if I already own the mp4 file?
Removing this from the system will improve performance.
Your way out is to go back to Zoneminder 1.30.4 and live with a well performing system. If and when 1.31.x is released it may be safe for you to upgrade. It looks like you are computer savvy so you know of what I write... Sorry for your troubles... Test on something you can afford to loose!