What is a NAS device?
NAS (Network-attached Storage) systems are networked appliances which contain one or more storage drives, often arranged into logical, redundant storage containers or RAID. NAS devices can be used to expand an Nx Witness Server's storage capacity (the duration video can be archived from the System's cameras).
To Add a NAS (w/SAMBA) to an Nx Witness Server
- Make sure that the NAS you are attempting to connect to has samba installed and configured on the NAS device.
Note! Trashboxes/trash bins/recycle bins must be disabled as a part of configuration step. Nx Witness Server starts overwriting when the "Reserved Space" limit is reached. In order to do that it sends standard SMB-delete requests to the NAS drive. If recycle bin is enabled NAS will put files to the bin instead. Server won't get necessary space sending new delete commands instead -- eventually it will end up with full drive and inability to record any data until the recycle bin is emptied.
- Right-click on the targeted Server in the Resource Panel and select Server Setting.
- Click Add external Storage.
- In the Add External Storage dialog input the path/url to the Samba-shared directory. For example: \\NAS_DEVICE\smb_dir
- Input login credentials if needed.
- Press OK to apply changes.
To remove a SAMBA enabled NAS Device from an Nx Witness Server
- Right-click url to NAS device in the list.
- Click Remove Storage
- Press OK to apply changes