Create a backup schedule on a DX8100 / DX8000.

Issue

  • Create a instant backup schedule.
  • Create a schedule backup

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • DX8100 Series
  • DX8000 Series

Cause

Information on how to create a instant backup/Schedule backup on a DX8100 / DX8000.

Resolution

To Perform an instant backup:

  1. On the DX8100 / DX8000 toolbar, click Setup (Tools Icon). The DX8100 / DX8000 setup screen is displayed.
     
  2. Click Backup icon. The backup configuration screen is displayed.
     
  3. In the Backup page, do the following:
    1. Click Instant Backup. The Backup Now dial box opens.


       
    2. Click the selection check box for the device you want to receive the instant backup data.


       
  4. To accept backup schedule options:
    1. Click Estimate 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.
       
  5. 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. 
       

Create 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. On the Backup schedule page, click Add to add a backup schedule. The Add Backup Schedule dialog box opens.
  4. In the Time setting option select Daily or weekly and then enter day (if available) time to for start day.
  5. Enter back up range and select cameras that will be backup.
  6. Select the "Map a network drive" The Map Network Drive dialog box opens asking for a drive letter and path.
  7. In the Drive drop-down box, select an available drive letter.
  8. Type the path in the Folder drop-down box (for example, \\IP_address_of_server\folder_name).
  9. (Optional) Click the “Reconnect at logon” box if you do not want the mapped drive to remain connected each time you log on.
  10. Click Finish. The newly mapped drive is added as a remote drive and is displayed in the Device area of the Export Video dialog box.
    The mapped drive can now be accessed just like a local drive. 

 

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