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I'm interested in making my own home CCTV system using Ubuntu. I want to get network cameras similar to this:

I want a way to dump or record the live stream to a large hard drive, but have Ubuntu automatically delete the oldest parts of the video while the drive fills, so it can continue recording new data continuously.

How can this auto-delete while recording be accomplished? I've searched and searched.

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are you looking for a specific CCTV software or are you trying to design your own video management system? – fossfreedom Jul 4 '11 at 21:36
S/w. I think I've found what I think I need, ZoneMinder. – nLinked Jul 16 '11 at 22:58
please add that as an answer and accept it. – fossfreedom Jul 16 '11 at 23:05
up vote 0 down vote accepted

Reposting user's response so someone can vote this up and we can mark this post as resolved.

"S/w. I think I've found what I think I need, ZoneMinder"

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In the end I went for Motion, miles better for my needs. – nLinked Nov 22 '11 at 20:03

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