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Low SD Card Space

Alert Details

The free space on the microSD card has dropped below 64MB, and the system will stop taking photos if no action is taken.

Possible Event Code Triggers

  • No event code.

You can find the triggering event code and when it occurred by viewing the System Messages on the Status page for this installation. System Messages are indicated with an * next to the Status.

Troubleshooting

Issue-Specific Troubleshooting

  • Check that your delete threshold is NOT set to “0”, which does not allow for the automatic deletion of the oldest photos. This will ensure there is always free space for new photos.
    • Tempo and Mach II running APEX firmware:
      Go to the Config page and Photo File Handling.
      Check the box for Start deleting old photos from the SD card… and click Save file handling settings.
    • Mach II, Pro, Mini and Lite:
      Go to the Config page and Advanced Settings.
      Find the setting Start deleting old photos when free space gets below… and enter an amount greater than zero (64MB is most common) and click Save. This will clear some of the older photos, to create free space.

Remote Troubleshooting

  • Updating to the latest firmware can improve system behaviour. Contact our Support Team to update the firmware remotely.
  • Format the SD card to remove corruption on the card that may be causing errors. Formatting SD the card will clear all photos and those that have not been uploaded or copied to an external drive will be lost.  Set an upload session (Tempo and Mach II running APEX firmware) or an End of Day upload session (Mach II) to attempt to process the remaining photos, otherwise a photo backup will require a site visit. You can format the SD card from your installation’s Config page under Advanced options/settings
    • Tempo and Mach II running APEX firmware: Select On next connection, delete all photos from camera CF/SD card and then Save advanced settings.
    • Mach II: Select Delete all photos from the camera SD card... and then Save.
    • Pro, Mini and Lite: Select Format SD card and then Save.

Upload Session (Tempo and Mach II running APEX firmware): To learn how to set an upload session, read our knowledge base article on Scheduling.

End of Day Upload Session (Mach II): To set an End of Day upload, go to your installation’s Config page and find the End of day uploading section. Tick the checkbox and choose a time to upload. Your schedule must not coincide with your regular photo taking intervals. You can select a date range to look for specific photos to upload.

On-site Troubleshooting

  • Format the SD card on-site from the camera menu or replace it via camera settings. To access camera settings:
    • Tempo, Mach II and Pro: Switch the controller to SETUP/Camera test mode.
    • Mini and Lite: Switch the controller to Camera test mode, and the camera to ON.
      Formatting the microSD card will clear all photos. Photos that haven’t been uploaded, or copied to another device, will be lost.
  • Pro or Mini Only: You can verify the microSD card for the Pro or Mini is Class 4 or lower, and NON UHS-I spec.

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