clips.dat file taking 94GB of 111GB C drive

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Trying to help a family member. His clips.dat file taking 94GB of 111GB C drive

Have tried compacting the DB manually, which saved a few MB but not much. He has 20 cameras. My BI has 11 cameras and I'm only using < 2GB for clips.dat.

What can we look at? We just tried recreating the DB and it's in progress but only 250MB free on disk so not sure if it will complete.
 

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Trying to help a family member. His clips.dat file taking 94GB of 111GB C drive

Have tried compacting the DB manually, which saved a few MB but not much. He has 20 cameras. My BI has 11 cameras and I'm only using < 2GB for clips.dat.

What can we look at? We just tried recreating the DB and it's in progress but only 250MB free on disk so not sure if it will complete.
Delete the entire database folder and let it regenerate. How much total storage does he have? Are the clips created at regular intervals or does a new clip get created with every trigger?
 

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Deleting the DB folder did the trick. Took days to reindex, though. Brother in law never did tell me how the clips were generated, so I'll let him figure it out when it breaks again.

Thanks again, @fenderman
 

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Deleting the DB folder did the trick. Took days to reindex, though. Brother in law never did tell me how the clips were generated, so I'll let him figure it out when it breaks again.

Thanks again, @fenderman
If it took days to reindex then he must have hundreds of thousands of tiny files and running the database on a HDD rather than an SSD. Bad combo. This may also cause long periods of missed recording when the database compacts at 2am (if set to do so).
 
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