understand, although not my preferred option as I occasionally want to gain access to the files from outside the local network through my main server. Each of the individual Pis are connected to the internal network and firewalled from external access. The server is available through a 'secure' ssh port (not the standard) so I can scp and ssh into/out of the server. Running a script every 24hours to copy(move?) local files to the server would solve the issue but then which do I use scp or rsync?jbeale wrote:My strategy is to put in a 32 GB USB memory stick ( mounted as /dev/sda1 ) and save the stills and video there, and use the archiving script which runs just after midnight each day so only one day of events is visible on the "thumbs" page: viewtopic.php?t=115583&p=907956#p905001
You can also use a "motion-end" script to, for example transfer a still image and/or video to a remote site.
Given the server has its ssh ports changed do I need to copy this setting across the network or can I use the standard port 22 on an internal machine to connect with the port <x> on the server? Good job I have a few largish usb sticks hanging around.
By the way with motion going I'm just getting a, very good quality, video saved to the disc. Is there any way to get stills (at higher quality?) also saved for the period of the motion? Timelapse does work but then I get too many, or is that the way to do it? ie have a script that starts timelapse at 1 sec intervals on motion start then stop it on motion ceased. Definitely need to understand the commands and scripting of more.
Oh, I am having issues with 'mounting' a server drive using samba on the networked machines - but then I had the same problem a year ago and solved it then (but have now forgotten!), maybe the latter will help this.