UniFi Video - How to Repair a Database for Linux


This article will outline how to repair a UniFi Video database under the Linux operating system.  If you have our hardware NVR or another Windows variant, the article for repairing the database can be found here.


1. Stop the UniFi Video service

service unifi-video stop

2. Delete the contents of the journal folder

rm -rf /usr/lib/unifi-video/data/db/journal/*

3. Switch to the unifi-video user

su unifi-video

4. Run: 

mongod --dbpath /usr/lib/unifi-video/data/db --repair

5. Start the UniFi Video service:

service unifi-video start

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