Migrating ALPR images to another server - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

Applies to
Security Center 5.9
Last updated
2022-09-12
Content type
Guides > Administrator guides
Language
English (United States)
Product
Security Center
Version
5.9

If the server hosting the ALPR images fails, or has limited disk space, you must manually transfer the ALPR images and the corresponding Archiver role to a new or more adequate server.

Before you begin

Make sure you have another server configured and ready to accept a new role.

What you should know

The ALPR images are managed by an Archiver role assigned to the ALPR Manager. The images are stored as G64 files in the VideoArchives folder on the server. The ALPR images must be transferred manually as the Archive transfer task does not yet support the G64 files containing ALPR images.
WARNING: If you change the Archiver entity in ALPR Manager > Resources > Images saved to tab.

Procedure

  1. Back up the Archiver SQL database.
  2. Deactivate the Archiver role on the old server:
    1. In the Config Tool Video task, select the Archiver.
    2. At the bottom of the Video task, click Maintenance > Deactivate role ().
    3. In the confirmation dialog box, click Continue.
      The Archiver and all video units controlled by the role turn red.
  3. Manually move the video archives from C:\VideoArchives\Archiver to the desired location on the new server.
  4. On the new server, transfer the files to the desired location.
  5. If the location of the G64 files on the new server is the same as that on the original server, restore Archiver SQL Database.
  6. If the location of the G64 files on the new server is different from that of the original server, re-index these files in the Archiver database using the VideoFileAnalyzer.exe tool.
  7. Activate the Archiver role on the new server:
    1. In the Config Tool Video task, select the Archiver.
    2. At the bottom of the Video task, click Maintenance > Activate role ().
    3. In the confirmation dialog box, click Continue.
  8. Click the Resources tab.
  9. In the Server drop-down list, select the new server.