My little zoneminder computer was going great, until the day it became a brick and I had to reinstall. Apparently, the concept of writing to a samba file was suddenly thrown out the window, and the little root partition totally filled up.
I could not get zoneminder to write to samba, no matter what I tried. I looked it up and this has happened time and time again with no solution. Drat, not that again.
Anyway, I converted it all to nfs and it is working again. Linux is wonderful, except when it isn't. :) One day it will be fixed again. At Linux is so mucked up that there will never be any ransomware attacks. It's hard enough to get the regular programs to run. :)