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Re: Record to USB drive?

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:06 pm
by urukhai
FRAD wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:06 am
Ts 251+ is my model...
I just did it today. :lol:
The beauty of Linux is that everything is a file in the file system. My USB HDD was connected as "/share/external/DEV3304_1". What I did in SSH was:
1) Format the external USB HDD in format Ext4 via Web GUI
2) mkdir /share/CACHEDEV1_DATA/ext_drive
3) mkdir /share/external/DEV3304_1/qvr
4) mount /share/external/DEV3304_1/qvr /share/CACHEDEV1/ext_drive
5) Use the Web GUI to create a Share, say "USBhdd" and use manual path "/share/CACHEDEV1_DATA/ext_drive"
6) The USBhdd is selectable in the Surveillance Station advance setting screen and recording is now done in external USB. :lol:

Re: Record to USB drive?

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:08 pm
by FRAD
Thanks for your reply. I‘ll try it later

Re: Record to USB drive?

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:14 am
by AlastairStevenson
4) mount /share/external/DEV3304_1/qvr /share/CACHEDEV1/ext_drive
Isn't that transient / won't it disappear at the next reboot?

Re: Record to USB drive?

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:07 am
by urukhai
AlastairStevenson wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:14 am
Isn't that transient / won't it disappear at the next reboot?
You r right. I put this mount in the autorun.sh

Re: Record to USB drive?

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:00 am
by MatthewFIU
urukhai wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:06 pm

The beauty of Linux is that everything is a file in the file system. My USB HDD was connected as "/share/external/DEV3304_1". What I did in SSH was:
1) Format the external USB HDD in format Ext4 via Web GUI
2) mkdir /share/CACHEDEV1_DATA/ext_drive
Was "/share/CACHEDEV1_DATA/" already present? It's not there on mine, and I don't think you can run the above mkdir unless it's already there. Did you create it first, then sub-directory "ext_drive"?

Edit: Oh, I see, according to this, on my model I should be using MD0_DATA:
HDA_DATA ... first single HDD storage volume of a legacy or "Home" feature class NAS.
MD0_DATA ... first RAID storage volume of a legacy or "Home" feature class NAS.
CACHDEV1_DATA .... first storage volume on a stroage pool on a current "SMB" feature class NAS.
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So, running into a problem with the next step. On mine, after running:

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mkdir /share/MD0_DATA/ext_drive
mkdir /share/external/sdr1/qvr
the next step would be:

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mount /share/external/sdr1/qvr /share/MD0_DATA/ext_drive
But, I get the probably obvious error:

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mount: /share/external/sdr1/qvr is not a block device.
Was there a mistake in the urukhai's mount instruction, or am I missing something?

Re: Record to USB drive?

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:43 am
by nssimpson
Hi All, I hope everyone's keeping safe and well.

Can anyone please tell me step by step how to do this on a TS-212P? (I got stuck after formating the drive to be honest).

Thank you all

Nick