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
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 Start and End columns in the Protect archives dialog box, set the time range of the video file to protect.
Select how long to protect the video file for, from one of the following options:
- No end date. You must remove the protection status manually by selecting the video file in the report pane, and then clicking Unprotect ().NOTE: When you unprotect a video file, it is not immediately deleted. You have 24 hours to change your mind. For information about archive storage, see the Security Center Administrator Guide.
- For x days
- The video file is protected for the number of days that you select.
- The video file is protected until the date that you select.
- Click Protect.