How to backup to FTP?

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    Wendy Chuang

    Hi Andy Knuts,

    Nx only supports SMB for the network drive. So you won't be able to add the FTP location from Nx client directly. However, you could use other 3rd party applications to mount the FTP host as a local drive, such as NetDrive/WebDrive for Windows, or CurlFtpFS for Linux. Once it could be mounted as a local drive, you'll be able to use it in Nx.

    Thanks.

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    Andy Knuts

    Oh. Ok. So I have to provide it's storage location either over SMB or at the OS level (with the help of external apps, if needed).

    Am I right that I can have, for example, a local storage of let's say 4Tb and NX will use it 100% for recording video. If 4Tb is enough to store 3 full days and I enable backups to run daily (or even every 2 days) NX will backup all video footage to the backup location and I won't lose any data?

    And from within the NX witness I can still see all video, also those only available on the backup location?

     

    The only thing I'm not sure about is that what NX will do when the backup location is unavailable? I actually want to lower power consumption so I'm thinking about spinning up the "big storage" server only when backups are planned and/or when we need to watch video's from the backup location..

     

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    Wendy Chuang

    Hi Andy Knuts,

     

    Am I right that I can have, for example, a local storage of let's say 4Tb and NX will use it 100% for recording video. If 4Tb is enough to store 3 full days and I enable backups to run daily (or even every 2 days) NX will backup all video footage to the backup location and I won't lose any data?And from within the NX witness I can still see all video, also those only available on the backup location?

    >> I assume that the 4TB is the main storage and the backup storage is big enough to store the archive for around 1 year. The Nx still keeps recycling and overwriting the new incoming data on main storage, but the old data has been backup already. In this situation, you could still view the archive from backup storage and I guess that's what you need.

    However, please ensure you have enough bandwidth so the backup could go smoothly.

    The only thing I'm not sure about is that what NX will do when the backup location is unavailable? I actually want to lower power consumption so I'm thinking about spinning up the "big storage" server only when backups are planned and/or when we need to watch video's from the backup location..

    >> If the backup process can't be executed or some unexpected failure (Hardware, Network, etc.) stops the backup process, Nx Witness will tag the time, and restart from the position where it had been stopped.

    If the failure can be fixed on the scheduled day, then the backup will resume. Otherwise, the backup procedure will be pending until the unexpected issues have been solved, then backup will restart from the position where it had been stopped. 

    For the completed explanation, you may refer to this article. If you don't want to lose any data, you need to make sure the archive could be backup before recycling.

    Thanks.

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