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    							Disk Space Management (Important)
    Operation and Management
    „Action When the Threshold Level is Reached
    Recording continues, however, the Storage Server starts 
    deleting recording files, beginning with old files, and 
    issues an event.
     Recording files are deleted, even if they have not reached the 
    [Maximum Storage Period]. However, if the oldest file is 
    currently in use by the Viewer (for example for playback of 
    recorded video), it will not be deleted and the next oldest file 
    will be deleted instead. Deletion continues sequentially until 
    the free disk space exceeds the threshold again. For details on 
    saving files, see Chapter 8.
     Normally, a recording file for which the minimum storage 
    period has not elapsed is excluded from deletion. Note that 
    such files are also deleted if the free disk space cannot reach 
    and exceed the threshold value by deleting all the other files.
    Threshold Level Conditions and Calculation Method
    The threshold level is considered reached when the 
    amount of free disk space drops below the following level.
    (Number of cameras + 1) x 64 MB
    „Action When the Limit is Reached
    The Storage Server stops recording and issues an event 
    when the free disk space drops to this level.
    The Storage Server resumes recording and issues an 
    event when the free disk space increases above this level 
    after deleting recording files.
    Limit Level Conditions and Calculation Method
    The limit level is considered reached when the amount of 
    free disk space drops below 64 MB. This level is fixed.
    Value for
    Disk Space
    oldest first
     The threshold level is to protect against reaching the limit 
    level. We recommend that you take appropriate measures, 
    such as deleting unnecessary recording data, when the 
    event for the low remaining disk space notification level 
     Storing recordings that cause the threshold level to be 
    exceeded increases the load on the Storage Server and may 
    cause recording to be interrupt, resulting in incomplete 
    recordings. We strongly recommend that you operate the 
    Storage Server at below the threshold level.
     Note that the threshold level conditions may be met before 
    the low remaining disk space notification level conditions are 
    satisfied, depending on the circumstances. For example, a 
    large number of cameras with limited disk capacity may 
    cause a value for (Numbers of cameras +1) x 64 MB to be 
    larger than the value of disk capacity x low free disk space 
    notification setting/100.
    Value for
    Disk Space
    oldest firstDelete 
    oldest first
    Limit level 
    							Chapter 8
    ❏ Types of backup target files and their destinations
    ❏ Restoring a recording file 
    Destinations of the Backup Files
    The data that is saved during a backup consists of 
    recording data, event data, and configuration files. The 
    data is saved to the folders described below.
    „Recording Data
    The following recording data file is backed up:
    Images being recorded are saved to a temporary file on 
    the hard disk. By default, a recording file is created and 
    saved on the destination drive when the temporary file 
    size reaches 1 GB.
     Greenwich Mean Time is used for the time added to the file 
    name of the recording data.
     This software uses lossy compression for the recording data. 
    You do not need to compress the recording files further using a 
    tape drive or other devices.
    Temporary Files
    The following is a temporary file, before it is made into a 
    recording data file by the system. This file cannot be 
    backed up using the standard backup method.
    „Event Data
    The following event data file is backed up:
    Greenwich Mean Time is used for the time added to the file name 
    of the recording data.
    „Configuration Files
    The settings for the Storage Server and the Viewer are 
    saved in the following folders on the computer where the 
    program is installed. You must back up all of these folders 
    to completely back up the configuration files.
    Configuration file path
     The configuration file names are not displayed unless [Show 
    hidden files and folders] is selected in the [View] tab of 
    Windows Explorer [Folder Options].
     You cannot use the shadow backup feature.
    Notes on Backup
     You do not need to stop recording to back up recorded data 
    that is complete. However, the frame rate may change 
    because of increased disk I/O load and/or CPU load.
     If you want to restore a backed-up recording file, the computer 
    you restore the backup to must have the same drive 
    configuration as the original Storage Server. For example, if 
    you have a C drive for the original Storage Server system and a 
    D drive for recorded data, you will also need a C and a D drive 
    for the Storage Server you use when you restore the backup. 
    Determine the hard disk capacity based on the volume of data 
    to be restored.
    Backing up data
    NVR3_MEDIA_ xxxxxxxx _ yyyymmdd _ hhmmss .edt
    Camera ID Year, month 
    and day the 
    NVR3_UNINDEXED_MEDIA_ xxxxxxxx _ yyyymmdd _ hhmmss.edt
    Camera ID Year, month and 
    day when 
    recording startedTime
    NVR3_EVENT_ xxxxxxxx _ yyyymmdd _ hhmmss .edt
    Camera ID Year, month 
    and day when 
    Restoring from Backup Data
    Use the following procedure to restore a Storage Server 
    from backup data:
    The new Storage Server must have the same folder 
    hierarchy as the original Storage Server.
    See “Stopping the Storage Server”(P. 8-3) for details 
    on how to stop the Storage Server.
    The following folder is used by default:
    Configuration file path
    The following folder is used by default:
    The following folder is used by default:
    „Stopping the Storage Server
    The Storage Server runs in the background as a Windows 
    service. When you restore backup data, you must follow 
    the following steps to temporarily stop the Storage Server.
    To restart the Storage Server, follow the same steps and click 
    [Start] in step 6.
    How to Restore a Backup
    1Prepare a new Storage Server for the restore.
    2Install this software.
    3Stop the Storage Server.
    4Restore the configuration file for this software to its 
    original location.
    5Restore the recording files to their original location.
    6Restore the event files to their original location.
    7Start the Storage Server.
    8Make sure that recording is performed correctly. Also 
    make sure that the restored recording data plays back 
    If the [Ensure video is kept for upto] option is set on the 
    [Servers] tab in the [Settings] dialog box, any restored 
    recording data that exceeds the specified storage period will 
    be deleted when the Storage Server starts.
    1Click [Start] > [Control Panel].
    2Click [System and Security].
    3Click [Administrative Tools].
    4Double-click [Services].
    5Double-click [RM-Lite Storage Server] to display [RM 
    Storage Server Properties].
    6Click [Stop].
    7Click [OK] to close the properties. 
    							Chapter 9
    ❏Actions required when recording errors occur
    ❏Solutions when Viewer problems occur
    ❏Error messages 
    When a recording error occurs (e.g., data is missing) during playback, you can troubleshoot the cause by checking the 
    information in the event log and the Storage Server log file.
    If you encounter problems when you use the Viewer, refer to the following solutions:
    Viewer and Video windows
    Actions Required When Recording Errors Occur
    LogCauseActionEventStorage Server
    Error: Cannot Connect to Camera CameraServer  
    disconnected()A network error may have 
    occurred. Look for the cause of 
    the error by checking the 
    Winsock error code recorded in 
    the Storage Server log (P. 9-7).Check the network (hub, cables, 
    etc.) for any problems and make 
    sure that the camera is 
    operating normally.
    Recording Frame Rate reduced 
    due to high load issues—  The effective recording rate is 
    excessively low (below 50%).
     The load on the Storage 
    Server CPU may be high. Modify the recording 
     Check the current CPU usage 
    and terminate any 
    applications that are a heavy 
    load on the CPU.
    Recording Suspended
    (Low Disk Space ())— The load from writing recorded 
    data to the hard disk may be too 
    high.Shorten the maximum storage 
    period or consider adding a 
    hard disk. Additionally, try to 
    modify the recording schedule.
    Solutions When Viewer Problems Occur
    I cannot use the pan, tilt or zoom feature of the 
    camera in the video window. Double-click the video window or click [Control] on the [Camera Control] panel 
    (P. 6-8).
     If images are being played (the title bar of the video window is gray), you cannot 
    operate the camera. Click [Live] on the timeline and get control of the camera.
    When I click a video window to display the 
    [Video Window] menu, [Record Now] is gray 
    (unavailable). But, I can use the feature in 
    another video window.Display [Properties] for the video window and check on the 
    [Advanced] tab whether the camera is disabled. If the camera is disabled, click 
    [Enable Camera]. (P. 3-10).
    When I try to use layouts created by other users, 
    the [Layouts] menu is not displayed. I cannot 
    select a layout.Layouts saved in the [User Layouts] folder cannot be seen by other users.
    To allow all users to access layouts created by a user, the layouts must be created by 
    a user with administrator permissions and must be saved in the [Shared Layouts] 
    folder (P. 4-11).
    The quality of live or recorded images displayed 
    in the video window is not good.The quality of live or recorded images cannot be changed. The video quality may 
    depend on the camera settings of the video window. The video quality for the camera 
    can be increased using the settings on the camera.
    None of the cameras will record.  Is the network cable for the server properly connected?
     Has there been a power failure?
     If link lamps on the hub (switching hub) and on the network connector on the 
    server do not light, there may be a defect in the server’s cable, hub (switch), or 
    network connector.
    Some cameras do not record.  Is the power and the network connection for the cameras working?
     Do the cameras reply to a ping?
     Can you view live images on the Viewer for the cameras? 
    							Solutions When Viewer Problems Occur
    [Extract Video]
    I cannot connect to the Storage Server from the 
    Viewer. Are the login user name and password correct?
     Is the network connection between the server and the Viewer working?
     Is the IP address of the destination server correct?
     Does the server reply to a ping from the Viewer computer?
     Is TCP port 80 being used by another application?
    I cannot view live images.  If “Could not connect to camera” is displayed in the video window, check the 
    camera’s power supply and network connection.
     If a message is displayed in the timeline of the Viewer indicating that an error 
    occurred when connecting to the camera, check the camera’s power supply and 
    network connection.
     If the screen goes blank when the layout is switched, but an image is displayed 
    after a few seconds, the number of cameras or the live frame rate setting exceeds 
    the performance capabilities of your computer. Reduce the number of cameras, or 
    decrease the frame rate.
    The Storage Server slows down or it takes longer 
    to perform various configuration changes, such 
    as registering cameras or recording schedules 
    from the Viewer.If the Storage Server is running Windows Vista, use Windows Server 2008 instead.
    The Viewer slows down.  The performance of the Viewer depends largely on the specification of your CPU 
    and graphics card. When the Viewer seems to slow down, try to reduce the 
    number of cameras in the Viewer or decrease the live frame rate.
     If the video quality or resolution setting for the cameras is high, the large amount of 
    image data may cause processing to take longer. Try adjusting the video quality 
    and video size settings on the camera.
    Nothing happens when I click any of the 
    playback controls. Move the playhead off of the [Live] position.
     You must select a video window before you can play back images. In addition, the 
    previous frame and next frame buttons (P. 6-6) and the [Extract] button (P. 6-7) are 
    enabled only when one video window is selected.
    I tried to save a recording, but an error message 
    is displayed telling me that no video can be 
    found in the selected timeline segment.Make sure that a recorded image is included in the selected portion of the timeline 
    (P. 6-5).
    The [Record Now] feature cannot be used. Make sure that the camera is not disabled on the [Advanced] tab in [ 
    Properties]. If the camera is disabled, click [Enable Camera]. (P. 3-10).
    The amount of Storage Server disk space usage 
    is much higher than the calculated level (P. 1-7, 
    P. 7-4) and free disk space is low.When the video quality setting of the camera is high, the amount of data per frame is 
    large. In addition, if you are using anti-virus software, the software records 
    communication between the Storage Servers and the cameras and the size of that log 
    may reach several gigabytes. Change the anti-virus software settings to exclude the 
    Storage Servers from the target list.
    Connection Problems
    Messages Displayed in the Viewer
    „Error Messages in the Video Window
    The screen goes blank and the “Cannot connect 
    to camera” message is displayed.A network error occurred, the camera was disconnected from the network, or the 
    camera power was turned off.
    Error Messages
    Video windowConnecting to camera. The Viewer is in the process of connecting to the 
    Cannot connect to camera. The Viewer cannot connect to the camera and live 
    images cannot be displayed.
    Getting camera control. Displayed after the user tries to get camera control.
    Cannot get camera control. Another user with higher priority is already 
    controlling the camera when you try to get camera 
    Control will be lost in  seconds. Displayed if the camera is idle for one minute; 
    starts a countdown. The countdown starts at 10 
    and counts down one second at a time until it 
    reaches zero.
    Camera control lost. A timeout occurred while the Viewer was 
    controlling the camera or another user with higher 
    priority requested camera control. Displayed for 
    three seconds.
    No recorded video. This message is displayed when playing back a 
    recording if there is no recorded image at the 
    current playhead position. 
    Cannot  Connect to the Storage Server. Displayed when you cannot connect to the Storage 
    Server to play back a recording.
    Please wait. Displayed when it may take some time to display 
    an MPEG-4 or H.264 live image.
    Could not connect to send audio. A connection for sending audio to the camera 
    could not be established, so audio cannot be sent 
    to the camera.
    Could not connect to receive audio. A connection for receiving audio from the camera 
    could not be established, so audio cannot be 
    received from the camera and played back. 
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