VxS: If two or more VxS units are being monitored by a single VxS failover unit, will the failover record all the cameras from both failed recorders or just the cameras from the first VxS to fail?


How does failover work when two VxS units fail and there is only one VxS failover?

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Pelco Video Management


VideoXpert Storage version 1.12


Two or more VxS units fail that are being monitored by a single VxS failover.


The VxS failover unit will record all data sources from all of the other VxS units it is monitoring up to its maximum capacity of 450 Mbps or 300 cameras.


*NOTE: In the example shown below, if one VxS is recording 10 cameras and the second VxS is recording 20 cameras

and both units fail, the failover VxS will record all 30 cameras, as long as the total capacity of 450 Mbps is not reached

and the total camera count is 300 or less.




*NOTE: If you have more than one VxS configured as a failover and added to the same recorder group with other VxS failover units,

then when VxS units fail that are being monitored, their data sources will be distributed between ALL the failover VxS units in the group

based on bitrate of each data source.


*NOTE: As an example, if you have 3 VxS units all configured to be failover units and they are all added to the same failover group and they are set

to monitor two VxS recorders with each one currently recording 90 cameras.  If VxS unit one fails, then the 90 cameras that it was recording

are now moved to the three failover VxS units in the group and are divided based on bitrate, so if the cameras all had the same bitrate, each

failover VxS would end up getting about 30 cameras each.