How to configure a Backup on the DX8100 Series hybrid video recorder (HVR).

Issue

How to configure a Backup on the DX8100 Series hybrid video recorder (HVR).

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

DX8100 (All Version)

Cause

Backup channels for a specific time period.

Resolution

ACCESSING THE BACKUP CONFIGURATION PAGE

To access the Backup page:

  1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Setup button . The Setup dialog box opens to the Camera page.
  2. In the Setup dialog box, click the Backup button  . The Backup schedule page is displayed.

 

With the DX8100 there are two options for a backup, a Schedule backup or an Instant backup:

ADDING A BACKUP SCHEDULE

The DX8100 allows you to configure the start time and time range for backing up data. The backup schedule can be configured to run on a daily basis, at a set time, and for a specified time range. Or, you can set up the backup schedule(s) to run on selected days of the week. In this case, selecting a weekly backup schedule allows you to customize the start time and time range for each selected day of the week. The start date and time cannot be set to begin later than the end date and time.

To define the time range of the data to be backed up:

  1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Setup button . The Setup dialog box opens to the Camera page.
  2. In the Setup dialog box, click the Backup button . The Backup schedule page is displayed. See Figure 1.
  3. On the Backup schedule page, click Add to add a backup schedule. The Add Backup Schedule dialog box opens.


                                                                 Figure 1. Add Backup Schedule Dialog Box
     
  4. In the Time Setting section (to set up the time schedule) do one of the following:
    1. For daily recording click Daily (if it is not selected) and do the following;
      1. Click the Time drop-down boxes, and select the time you want the backup schedule to start.
      2. Click the Backup Time Range drop-down boxes, and select the time range you want the backup schedule to backup. (Example for all day would be 00:00 - 23:59 if step 1 above is set to 23:59).
        OR
    2. For weekly recording, click Weekly (if it is not selected) and do the following:
      1. Under the Backup Start Time, click the Day drop-down-box. Select the day of the week. In this case, each day represents an individual backup schedule for that specific day and the configured time constraints.
      2. Under the Backup Start Time, click the Time drop-down boxes simultaneously select the time you want the backup schedule to start.
      3. Under the Backup Time Range, click the Day drop-down boxes. Select the day you want the backup schedule to start and the day you want the backup schedule to stop.
      4. Under the Backup Time Range, click the Time drop-down boxes. Select the time of day you want the backup schedule to start and the time you want the backup schedule to stop.
  5. In the Channel & Record Type section, select the channel record type as follows:
    1. Click the All or Clear button to select or clear all of the channels simultaneously, or click channels 1–32 individually to select or deselect a channel.
    2. Click the Categories drop-down box to select the type of recording. The backup schedule includes only the type of recording you have specified.
  6. (Optional) In the Device Selection section, map a network drive for backup by performing one of the following:
    1. Click the Map a network drive button. The Windows Map Network Drive dialog box opens. For more information about mapping a network drive, refer to Mapping a Network Device on page 206.
      1. Specify the drive letter for the connection and to which folder you want to connect.
      2. Click Finish. The mapped drive is displayed in the Device Selection area under “Remote drives.”
        OR
    2. Click Disconnect a mapped drive to disconnect.
  7. In the Device Selection section, click the check box for the device to which you want the data backed up.
  8. Click OK.
    The “Backup schedule” table is displayed, the newly scheduled backup time range is listed in the table, and the selection check box is marked.
  9. Click Apply.

 

EDITING AN EXISTING BACKUP SCHEDULE

The DX8100 allows you to edit or delete an existing backup schedule.

To edit a backup schedule:

  1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Setup button . The Setup dialog box opens to the Camera page.
  2. In the Setup dialog box, click the Backup button . The Backup schedule page is displayed.
  3. In the “Backup schedule” table, do the following:
    1. Click the backup schedule time range you want to edit.
    2. Click Edit.
      The Edit Backup Schedule dialog box opens, displaying the current settings for the selected backup schedule.


                                                   Figure 2. Editing an Existing Backup Schedule
       
    3. Edit the backup parameters.
    4. Click OK.
      The Edit Backup Schedule dialog box closes, and the backup configuration screen is displayed. The updated schedule details are displayed in the “Backup schedule” table.
  4. Click Apply.
     

 

DELETING AN EXISTING BACKUP SCHEDULE

To delete an existing schedule:

  1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Setup button . The Setup dialog box opens to the Camera page.
  2. In the Setup dialog box, click the Backup button . The Backup schedule page is displayed.
  3. In the “Backup schedule” table, click the backup schedule you want to delete.
  4. Click Delete.
  5. Click Apply.

 

INITIATING AN INSTANT BACKUP SCHEDULE

The DX8100 allows you to schedule an instant backup; time setting options are displayed when you select instant backup. In this case, you are given quick access to select the backup device, day and time, channel record type, and recording category. Once you establish the backup schedule, you can view the estimated backup size before starting the actual backup process.

The DX8100 provides initial default settings. You can save time by accepting the following defaults:

  • Backup time range: The current day and time you initiated the instant backup routine.
  • Channel record type: All channels.
  • Categories: All Recording.
     

To perform an instant backup:

  1. On the DX8100 toolbar, click the Setup button . The Setup dialog box opens to the Camera page.
  2. In the Setup dialog box, click the Backup button . The Backup schedule page is displayed.
  3. In the Backup page, do the following:
    1. Click Instant Backup. The Backup Now dialog box opens.
    2. Click the selection check box for the device you want to receive the instant backup data.
  4. Do one of the following:
    1. To accept backup schedule options:
      1. Click Estimated Backup Size. The Estimated Backup Size dialog box opens, displaying backup details.
      2. Read the backup information and verify that the selected backup device provides adequate space to receive the backed up data.
      3. Click OK.
      4. Click OK to accept the defaults for the time setting, channel record type, and categories. The backup starts immediately.
        OR
    2. To customize the backup options:
      1. Change the backup time range, channel record type, and category.
      2. Click Estimated Backup Size. The Estimated Backup Size dialog box opens, displaying backup details.
      3. Read the backup information and verify that the selected backup device provides adequate space to receive the backed up data.
      4. Click OK.
      5. Click OK. The backup starts immediately.


                                         Figure 3. Instant Record Backup Now Dialog Box

         

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