You can protect important video footage from being deleted by the system when the Archiver’s disk space becomes full, or when its normal retention period has ended.
What you should know
The Archiver cannot protect partial files, so you might protect a larger segment than the one you select.
To free up storage space, you can back up the protected video files or duplicate the protected files on another Archiver using archive transfer, and then unprotect the original video file.
- Open the Archive storage details task.
Generate your report.
The video files associated with the selected cameras are listed in the report pane.
From the report pane, select the video file to protect, and then click Protect ().
To select multiple video files, hold the Ctrl or Shift keys.
In the Protect archives dialog box, set the Start
time and the End time for the video that you want to
Select how long to protect the video file from one of the following options:
- No end date. You must manually remove the protection by selecting the video file
in the report pane, and clicking Unprotect ().NOTE: If the retention period has passed, unprotected video files are not deleted immediately. If needed, you have 24 hours to restore the video protection. For information about archive storage, see the Security Center Administrator Guide.
- For x days
- The video file is protected for the selected number of days.
- The video file is protected until the selected date.
- Click Protect.