Creating volumes on your Buffalo NAS in Stratocast™ - Stratocast™

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Before adding a NAS volume for your Buffalo TeraStation NAS to Stratocast™, you must create the volume in your Buffalo software application.

Before you begin

  • Install your Buffalo NAS.
  • Based on the video quality you want to achieve and the retention period of your video recordings, calculate the storage space that you need for each NAS volume you want to create on your NAS.
  • Make sure that you are the administrator on your NAS device, because only administrators can create NAS volumes. Also, the administrator must have read and write access on the NAS.
  • If you create users for each NAS, make sure to give them access to their respective volumes. See the product documentation provided by your NAS manufacturer for instructions on how to create users.

What you should know

You can only have a maximum of one camera record on a NAS volume. Each NAS volume can store a maximum of 2 TB of video files, and you can only associate a maximum of 16 cameras per NAS device.

For the latest information about your Buffalo NAS, refer to the Buffalo website and the product documentation that is provided with your device.


To create a volume on your Buffalo NAS:

  1. Using the IP address, connect to your Buffalo TeraStation NAS and log in.
  2. Click Drives > LVM.

    Opening the Logical Volume Manager

  3. Select the disk that you want to create the volume on, and then click Enable LVM on Volume.

    Enabling the Logical Volume Manager

  4. Click Edit , and enter a name and the storage capacity of the NAS volume. The name you enter here does not have to be the same as the name you will enter when adding your NAS volume to Stratocast™.
    IMPORTANT: To ensure that your video recordings are kept for the duration of their respective retention periods, and that storage space is used efficiently, it is recommended to properly calculate the storage space that you need for each NAS volume that you create.

    Naming and setting the storage size of the NAS volume

  5. Click OK to complete the configuration.
  6. Repeat these steps to create additional NAS volumes.

  1. Click File sharing > Folder setup.

    Opening the folder setup

  2. Expand Folder setup and click Create Folder.
  3. Enter a unique name for the shared folder. This is the shared folder name that you must specify when adding the NAS volume to Stratocast™.
    IMPORTANT: You must only define one shared folder per NAS volume, and the name of the shared folder must be unique.
  4. In the Recycle Bin field, select Disabled.

    Disabling the recycle bin option

    Because the recycle bin is located within the NAS volume, deleted video files remain inside the volume and therefore take up valuable storage space. As a result, it is recommended to disable the recycle bin option when first creating the shared folder on the NAS volume.
  5. Click OK.


Let's assume that you have a NAS device with a total storage capacity of 1 TB and you want to store the video recordings from four video units onto this NAS. The desired video quality from each of the four video units is the same, and the retention period of the video recordings is also the same. As a result, you can create four unique NAS volumes on your NAS device, and set a storage capacity of 250 GB for each volume. In this scenario, 250 GB of storage space is allocated to each video unit.

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After you finish

Add the NAS volume for your Buffalo TeraStation NAS to Stratocast™.