How to setup a Network Storage location on a DS NVR/DVR.

Issue

How to setup a Network Storage location on a DS NVR/DVR.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

DS NVR
Network Storage

Cause

Network Storage drives appear offline in DS Admin on DS NVS.

Resolution

To set up network storage on a DS NVR, perform the following: 
First Ensure the Network storage location has a Valid UNC path, and that you can access the UNC path from Windows, to check this Do the following:
  1. Click Start > Run
  2. In the run menu, paste the UNC path (e.g. \\SERVER\SHARE)
  3. If configured properly, you should see the storage location open in windows explored.  
Once that is verified, perform the following.
  1. Open DS Admin
  2. Add the UNC path for the drives in DS Admin under "Network Storage", and check Activate.
  3. Click the "Copy to network storage locations" in the Storage Locations under the VAU.
  4. Refresh the status of the "available systems" (right-click and hit "refresh")
  5. To verify the UNC path is valid and online, click on the "Network Storage" area and ensure the drive Status says ONLINE.
 Programming manual. See page 20.