How to backup video from a DS system?


Would like to back up a large amount of video.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management


  • DS NVs
  • DS RealVue Xpress
  • DS Xpress
  • DS


Export feature using DS ControlPoint has limitations and need to export weeks of video.


To back up video from a DS system Pelco recommends using paid software called Archive Utility. Archive Utility will run a job per your desired requirements and back up video to a workstation PC or network drive.

Note: You can still use DS ControlPoint to export video using several file formats.

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