Disk Preference

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Disk Camera Mapping


You can configure disks used for recording live video and audio streams in Live Monitor and Record Job, which are also used for Remote Backup and Backup Job. You can search and replay the recording data on the disks by executing Local Search(Search and Replay).

Disk preference

Figure 3.3. Disk preference


It shows the list of disks used for recording and backup. You can check disks' information simply such as recording order, name, connect state, total capacity, limited capacity, used capacity and enabling state.

By clicking Add new disk on the toolbar, you can add a new disk, and selected item will be removed if you click Delete selected disk button.

Recording disks are used in order. If the disk's usage reaches the limitation capacity, the next disk is used. When all disks' capacity is full, the disk which has oldest recording data is used while removing the data. If you want to change the recording order, select the disk and click Up / Down buttons on the toolbar. You can decides whether the disk is enabled by toggling Connect checkbox.

Recording information for each disk is saved into the special file(dvr.db). You can rebuild the information with rescanning all recording data by clicking Rebuild database button on the toolbar while selecting the disk.

After customizing the disks, you must click Apply button to apply it to the system. Clicking Revert button cancels all changes.


You can select save folder and limitation method for the selected disk. If you click Folder combobox, you can replace disk's root folder with a new folder location. You can also select one of 3 methods for capacity limitation:

Percentage (%)

It utilizes the specified percentage of the disk total capacity. Note that it contains other files of the disk which are unrelated to CMS

Capacity (MB)

It utilizes the specified capacity of the disk.

Duration (Day)

It keeps recording data for specified duration. Note that it may cause the problem of an excess of capacity.

Disk Camera Mapping

You can allocate specified host or channels to the disk, which provides the feature that some channels is recorded to the specified disk always.

Disk camera mapping

Figure 3.4. Disk camera mapping