PurgeWhenFull stops working

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lightguy48
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PurgeWhenFull stops working

Post by lightguy48 » Sun May 17, 2020 12:25 am

Just curious if anyone has had an issue where PurgeWhenFull will stop working?

About once a year or so it will happen, it's happened on 1.32.x and now again on 1.34.x. Everything will be going along fine for months on end and then one day I will notice I can't connect to the website and when I jump in via terminal I find the drive filled up to capacity several days earlier.

In the past I have just purged all entries in the DB and then clear out the old folders in the var/zoneminder/events

Thanks

bbunge
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Re: PurgeWhenFull stops working

Post by bbunge » Sun May 17, 2020 1:05 am

Do you have opt_fast_delete enabled? If so disable it. I have also found after years of use to set the full percentage to 85% This will give a bit of a cushion to allow the delete function to work. You can also set the number of files to delete to more than the 100 default value.

lightguy48
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Re: PurgeWhenFull stops working

Post by lightguy48 » Sun May 24, 2020 12:56 am

Yes, it's enabled, I've turned it off.

Yeah a year or so ago when this last happened I lowered my threshold to 85% because I figured that it had gotten too high with too little time to delete.

I will see what happens.

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