Camera Failover WAN to WAN

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    Sergey Yuldashev

    Hi Michael,

    Could you add couple of words more about what would you like to use those Pi'es for?

    Let's say, in location X you have a server_X, a failover Pi_X and a camera_X.
    Server_X goes down.

    What do you need from the below?

    • Access from the HQ and the rest of the System to the camera_X live view
    • Access from the HQ and the rest of the System to the camera_X live archive
    • Client PC working on the site X to be able to the rest of the system video
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    Michael Bethers

    Sergey,

    Thanks for responding.  I think I misunderstood how camera failover works and so what I was proposing will not work.  Ultimately what I have is approximately 20 sites with small systems, which I would like to failover to one system based at HQ.   It looks like the only option would be to build VPN tunnels back to HQ to facilitate failover.  What I was hoping for was a solution that would use a device like the PI would facilitate the failover wan to want back to HQ without the VPN.  So cameras would failover to PI and then HQ would pull the streams and record through the PI connection.

    As I understand failover simply moves the camera configuration to another server.  So the backup server has to be located on local subnet with access to the camera.  I was looking for a way to facilitate camera failover from WAN to WAN.  Does that make any sense?  Let me know if I missing any solution besides using a VPN.

    Thanks.

     

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    Norman Graafsma

    Hi Michael Bethers.

    Regarding: 

    I was looking for a way to facilitate camera failover from WAN to WAN.  Does that make any sense?  Let me know if I missing any solution besides using a VPN.

    In a nutshell, If the cameras can be pinged via the server, they can failover. So a VPN is the most commonly used application for such case. 

    In reality, I would recommend to always have local servers, since connections over WAN are in general less reliable than LAN connections. But for me it is easy, since I don't have to pay for it.  

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