About Auxiliary Archivers - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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The Auxiliary Archiver role supplements the video archive produced by the Archiver role. Unlike the Archiver role, the Auxiliary Archiver role is not bound to any particular discovery port, therefore, it can archive any camera in the system, including cameras federated from other Security Center systems. The Auxiliary Archiver role cannot operate independently; it requires the Archiver role to communicate with video units.

You can create multiple instances of this role on the system.

Auxiliary Archiver scenarios

The following are some sample scenarios where you need Auxiliary Archivers:
  • You need to create a high-resolution off-site (outside your corporate LAN) copy of your video archive for selected cameras. In this scenario, you run the Auxiliary Archiver from a secure location, probably on a server in a separate building with large storage capabilities. The Auxiliary Archiver records high-quality video streams from specific cameras using different recording settings (mode, schedules, and so on) than the Archiver.
  • You need to create a lower-quality copy of your video archive to keep for a longer period. In this scenario, you record the low quality video stream with the Auxiliary Archiver and set a longer retention period.
  • You need to record more cameras during off-hours when there are no guards on duty. In this scenario, you configure an Auxiliary Archiver to continuously archive cameras during off-hours that are also archived by the regular Archiver.

Limitations of Auxiliary Archivers

Auxiliary Archivers cannot record cameras that are federated from an Omnicast™ 4.x system (through Omnicast™ Federation™, or through a remote Security Center system that federates an Omnicast™ 4.x system).