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Author Topic: SD card: Recordings fail, log says OK every second, e-mail clips not working  (Read 1645 times)

belvedere

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Two of my DCS-942L cameras (firmware 1.23) are set to record 24/7 to SD cards.  They have been working this way for about 6 months.  Today I walked into the garage and noticed that I did not receive an e-mail alert.  The log (excerpt shown below) is full of "Record to SD card OK" messages about 1 second apart.  Simultaneously, e-mail alerts are not working.

Rebooting "fixed" the problem on one camera yesterday.  Today, the problem occurred on both cameras.  After rebooting them, the record icon is grayed out completely and no new files are being written to SD.

The cameras allowed me to format the cards, which erased the files, but did not create any directory structure and are not writing any new files.

E-mail has been configured correctly and the Test e-mail function works correctly.

My guess is that the SD cards are burned out after so much heavy usage.  The only way to get e-mail notifications to work is to
  • Remove the SD card
  • Disable SD recording
  • Reboot the camera

My thoughts on this are:

  • It would be nice if the camera could e-mail me when there is a problem, such as inability to record to the SD card.  Otherwise, I have to check up on it frequently.
  • The ability to record uninterrupted video to a NAS 24/7 over NFS or FTP would be nice.  Currently, clips are limited to 10 seconds with gaps in between.  (Frequently the PIR triggers before a subject comes into view, and the gap means the subject may not be shown in a clip.)  I understand this may be a tall order given the current firmware buffers entire clips in memory.



Excerpt from the log:
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2014-08-14 17:11:31  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
 2014-08-14 17:11:32  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
 2014-08-14 17:11:33  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
 2014-08-14 17:11:34  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
 2014-08-14 17:11:34  Video Clip 20140814_171124D.mp4 by Motion Detection to E-mail is failed.
 2014-08-14 17:11:35  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
 2014-08-14 17:11:36  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
 2014-08-14 17:11:37  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
....
 2014-08-14 17:12:42  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
 2014-08-14 17:12:43  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
 2014-08-14 17:12:44  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
 2014-08-14 17:12:44  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
 2014-08-14 17:12:46  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
 2014-08-14 17:12:46  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
 2014-08-14 17:12:47  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
 2014-08-14 17:12:48  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
 2014-08-14 17:12:49  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
 2014-08-14 17:12:50  Video Clip 20140814_171240D.mp4 by Motion Detection to E-mail is failed.
 2014-08-14 17:12:50  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
 2014-08-14 17:12:51  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
 2014-08-14 17:12:52  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
 2014-08-14 17:12:53  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
 2014-08-14 17:12:54  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
.... (repeats every second or so) ...
 2014-08-14 17:26:56  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
 2014-08-14 17:26:57  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
 2014-08-14 17:26:58  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
 2014-08-14 17:26:59  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
 2014-08-14 17:27:00  Recording 20140814_143224D.mp4 at 2014/08/14 14:32:24 to SD Card is OK.
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