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NVR USB Backup

Backing up footage on an NVR using a USB Drive


If you need to back up footage on an NVR/DVR, you will need a USB flash drive to store the files. Backing up footage is relatively easy and allows you to view the footage anywhere using your own software. Here’s how to do it:


  • From the main menu, click the ‘Back Up’ icon.

  • Plugin your USB drive on one of the USB ports of the NVR.

  • A pop-up window will appear. Select the ‘File Back-Up’ option.

  • Click ‘Browse’ and choose a folder for the destination of the file once it’s saved.

  • Choose ‘Type’ such as Motion Detect (MD) or Alarm.

  • Choose the Start and End time of the footage you wish to backup.

  • Select ‘Channel’ to add what you’ve selected.

  • Start the backup process by clicking ‘Start’.

  • Your chosen video footage should now be backed up.


Backing up via Smart PSS


If you wish to backup footage on Smart PSS, then you will need a different approach. The process is pretty straightforward and here’s how to do it:


  • From the Main Menu, click the ‘Playback’ button.

  • From the left side of the window, click ‘Device’ then ‘Camera/s’. You can add more than one device if you so choose.

  • Select the Record type. The drop-down menu allows you to check the boxes based on the type of footage like All Records, General, Alarm, Motion Detection (MD) and Intelligent Analysis.

  • Choose the stream type (Main Stream or Sub Stream)

  • Choose the date and time.

  • Choose the timeframe and click on the time clip.

  • Select the Start and End time of the footage you want to backup.

  • Click on the time clip again and choose the destination folder for the file.

  • Select ‘OK’.

  • The backup process should start now.

  • Once completed, you can now view the backup file on the designated folder.