What is reserved disk space?
By default, Nx Witness reserves free space for every single local disks and network shared drives.
Nx Server will start recycling the oldest footage as soon as free space of the disk is less than assigned reserved space.
What is the size of reserved space?
The reserved space is 10 ~ 30 GB for each local drive and 50 ~ 100 GB for each NAS on an Nx Server, but not greater than 10% of a drive total size in both cases.
Can I change the size of reserved space?
Some users might want to reasonably change the size of reserved space because of some user's requirements and need to keep larger space for longer retention days. In Nx Witness, this can be configured via the following steps:
- Open the Web Admin.
- Navigate to the Settings menu.
- Click on Servers.
- Add ?advanced= to the URL and hit enter. The URL will look like this:
- Scroll down and enter the desired value in the Reserved space field to meet your use case.
- Click Save.
|NOTE: Never set the reserved space to zero, keep at least 10% reserved space for each disk, otherwise the stability and reliability of the system as a whole might be affected.|
If you have any questions related to this topic, or you want to share your experience with other community members or our team, please visit and engage in our support community or reach out to your local reseller.