I've tested a USB webcam with motion with the motion detection on. I suspect that's why the memory card has no space left. I cannot in the name find the directory where Motion stores the images saved from the camera. Any idea where could I find it?

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The default target directory should be your actual working directory. E.g. if you startet motion in your terminal from /home/pi, the saved images should be located there.

If your want to change this directory i would recommend reading this article and configure the motion.conf file: http://www.lavrsen.dk/foswiki/bin/view/Motion/AdvancedFilenames

Maybe in your case this directory is already set.


The default directory is /var/lib/motion which is set in the /etc/motion/motion.conf file using the target_dir variable


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