On a Digital Sentry Network Video Software Solution(DS-NVs), how do I verify if drives are recording?

Issue

On a Digital Sentry Network Video Software Solution(DS-NVs), how do I verify if drives are recording?

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

Digital Sentry NVs

Cause

Storage location not configured as 'Active' storage location in DS Admin

Resolution

When utilizing the NVs software for recording video, there are two basic ways to verify if drives are recording.

First Process:

1. In DS Admin, locate your VAU

2. Click the Storage Location tab on the top of the page

3. Notice the local storage area has the hard drives which video is being recording on

4. Every hard drive letter (except for C:) will be checked towards the bottom stating Activate Storage Location

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Second Process:

1. Go to My Computer

2. Open the Data hard drives

3. Notice folders indicating the Month

4. Open the folder to review video from a certain day

5. The video files are presented in XPA format.