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LAN Image Storage

 

Open the Event Storage dialog to set the camera options for storing images.

The camera can store images either internally in its RAM or on an external file server.
Note: Cameras of the Basic series cannot store files on external file servers.

The size of the internal storage capacity varies between camera models. For information on your camera's internal storage capacity, refer to the Internal Event Image Storage section.

Note: Click on the More button to display all options of the dialog.

Internal Event Image Storage


External Event Image Storage

Without installing additional software, the camera can store images externally on a file server. You can choose from two file server variants:

Note: This feature is not available for Basic cameras.

Storing Images on a Linux Server

Server Configuration

  1. Log onto the system as root user.

  2. Create a new directory (example: data):
    mkdir /data

  3. Change the owner and the user group for this directory:
    chown -R 65534:0 /data

  4. Assign the required access rights for the directory:
    chmod 755 /data

  5. Use the ps aux | grep nfs command to check if the NFS server is already running. If not, use the /etc/init.d/nfsserver start command to start it.

  6. Use the rpcinfo -p command to check if the nfs, mountd and portmapper services are executed. Normally, nfs and mountd are started by the NFS server while portmapper is executed as a separate service. If portmapper is not executed, you can start it using the /etc/init.d/portmapper start command.

  7. Open the /etc/exports file in a text editor and enter the following line:
    /data 10.x.x.x(rw,no_root_squash)
    Note: Replace 10.x.x.x by the IP address of your camera.

  8. To re-initialize the list of entries in /etc/exports, execute the exportfs -a command.

  9. Next, restart the NFS server. Execute the /etc/init.d/nfsserver restart command.

The server configuration may vary for different distributions. Note that MOBOTIX cannot provide support for configuring the Linux/Unix server.

Camera Configuration

Parameters Description
Remote File System Select the NFS option.
File Server IP Enter the IP address or the name of the file server. The file server must be accessible for the camera in the local network.
Directory

Enter the absolute path for the directory which the camera should use for storing images.

Make sure that this directory exists and that access rights are assigned accordingly.

User ID and Group D Enter the user ID of a user with write access rights:
  • UID = user ID
  • GUI = group ID

When you are using the factory default settings, you need to check whether or not a user with this user ID exists and whether or not this user has write access to the directory.

Storage Size

You can limit the storage capacity to be used by the camera. Enter the maximum storage capacity for the camera in the text field.

Note: Once the reserved storage space is occupied, the oldest images will be overwritten automatically.

If you do not want to limit the storage capacity, check the unlimited checkbox. In this case, an error will occur once the storage capacity has been reached.

Note: Click on the Calculate link to determine the storage capacity requirement for your application in the Calculate Storage Size dialog.
Time to keep

You can limit the time to keep the stored images. Enter the maximum value in the text field.

If you do not want to limit the time to keep the images, check the unlimited checkbox.

Number of Events

You can limit the maximum number of events to be stored. Enter the maximum number in the text field.

If you do not want to limit the number of events, check the unlimited checkbox.


Storing Images on a Windows Server

Server Configuration

  1. Log onto the system as administrator user.

  2. Create a new user and set a password. The camera will use this user ID later-on to log onto the server.

  3. Create a new directory with a name of your choice.

  4. Right-click the directory and select the Properties option in the drop-down menu. Click on the Sharing tab.

  5. Activate the Share this folder option and assign a name for the share. Click on the OK button to close the dialog.

Note that MOBOTIX cannot provide support for configuring the Windows server.

Camera Configuration

Parameters Description
Remote File System Select the WIN option.
File Server IP Enter the IP address or the name of the file server. The file server must be accessible for the camera in the local network.
Directory Enter the Share Name that you have assigned during server configuration, not the directory or the absolute path.
NetBios name

Computers in Microsoft networks are assigned so-called NetBios names.

Enter the NetBios name of the file server. The NetBios name can be found on the Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Computer Name tab of the server.

Username Enter the user name the camera should use to log onto the server.
Password Enter the password you have assigned to the user name.
Storage Size

You can limit the storage capacity to be used by the camera. Enter the maximum storage capacity for the camera in the text field.

Note: Once the reserved storage space is occupied, the oldest images will be overwritten automatically.

If you do not want to limit the storage capacity, check the unlimited checkbox. In this case, an error will occur once the storage capacity has been reached.

Note: Click on the Calculate link to determine the storage capacity requirement for your application in the Calculate Storage Size dialog.
Time to keep

You can limit the time to keep the stored images. Enter the maximum value in the text field.

If you do not want to limit the time to keep the images, check the unlimited checkbox.

Number of Events

You can limit the maximum number of events to be stored. Enter the maximum number in the text field.

If you do not want to limit the number of events, check the unlimited checkbox.


Store the Configuration

Click on the Set button to activate your settings and to save them until the camera is rebooted.

Click on the Close button to close the dialog. While closing the dialog, the system checks the entire configuration for changes. If changes are detected, you will be asked if you would like to store the entire configuration permanently.


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