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Cycliq Fly6 Camera: Copying the Most Recent Files

Given Cycliq’s tech support recommendation to never, ever delete files from the camera’s MicroSD card, I’m now copying the files to the 500 GB network drive thusly:

rsync -au --progress /media/ed/Fly6 /mnt/video/

The Fly6 saws off a 400-800 MB file every 10.000 minutes, so a typical ride produces 4 GB of data.

The Sony HDR-AS30V emits a 4.2 GB file every 22:43 minutes: call it 12 GB per ride.

Somewhat to my surprise, both copy operations can proceed concurrently at 4 MB/s apiece. For unknown reasons, the drive doesn’t record the creation times for any data files:

ll /mnt/video/Fly6/DCIM/10450608/
total 4.2G
-rwxr-xr-x 1 ed root 476M 2057-09-06 19:40 14350001.AVI
-rwxr-xr-x 1 ed root 559M 2057-09-06 19:40 14450002.AVI
-rwxr-xr-x 1 ed root 568M 2057-09-06 19:40 14550003.AVI
-rwxr-xr-x 1 ed root 559M 2057-09-06 19:40 15040004.AVI
-rwxr-xr-x 1 ed root 277M 2057-09-06 19:40 15140005.AVI
-rwxr-xr-x 1 ed root 476M 2057-09-06 19:40 15240006.AVI
-rwxr-xr-x 1 ed root 476M 2057-09-06 19:40 15340007.AVI
-rwxr-xr-x 1 ed root 476M 2057-09-06 19:40 15440008.AVI
-rwxr-xr-x 1 ed root 424M 2057-09-06 19:40 15540009.AVI

The directories generally have the right dates, though, so maybe I’ve screwed up an obscure Samba / CIFS settings. The diratime option should be turned on by default.

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  1. #1 by bonnev659 on 2015-09-24 - 08:46

    interesting copying the most recent. have you talked to them about this?

    • #2 by Ed on 2015-09-24 - 09:58

      Cycliq pretty much doesn’t do Linux and I lack any enthusiasm to push that rock uphill.