- To access the System Status report for Orchid Core VMS, open the System Menu in the top-right corner of the screen, then select System Status.
The Disk Utilization section summarizes how the server space is being used. If the overall amount of total disk space appears low, this may indicate that your recording drive(s) have gone offline and Orchid Core VMS is recording to some other location.
- Unavailable space: This space on the disk is marked in grey and is already in use by other applications; it is unavailable to Orchid Core VMS for storing video.
- Video data: This space on the disk is marked in green. This space is filled with videos that are managed by Orchid Core VMS. To make space for new video, the oldest videos are automatically deleted as the Cleaner Threshold is reached.
- Cleaner threshold: By default, Orchid Core VMS will attempt to make sure that no more than 85% of your disk space is used. This threshold is marked on the bar by a red dotted line. To change the 85% Cleaner Threshold setting, please refer to the How to Edit a Configuration File section (for the appropriate operating system), and the Orchid Core VMS Configuration Settings section (both of which are in the Orchid Core VMS Installation Guide.
- Free space: This disk space is not in use by Orchid Core VMS or any other program.
By default, the video archives folder can be found in the following locations:
- In Linux: /orchives
- In Windows: C:\orchives
To change the location of the orchives folder, please refer to the Changing the Orchid Core VMS Archives Storage Location section in the Orchid Core VMS Installation Guide.