[KBA-00584] How to move cameras from one Archiver to another in Omnicast™ - Omnicast™ 4.0 - 4.8

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Omnicast™ 4.0 - 4.8
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2011-04-13

[KBA-00584] How to move cameras from one Archiver to another in Omnicast™

This article explains how to move video units from one Archiver to another in an Omnicast™ system.

Summary

The procedure to move a unit from one Archiver to another is dependent on the type of unit being moved (auto-discovery or non-auto-discovery).

More Information

Depending on your type of unit, use one of the following procedures to move video units from one Archiver to another.
NOTE: If your unit uses a Discovery or VSIP port, it is considered an auto-discovery unit.
To move auto-discovery units (Verint, Bosch, GE MPEG-4):
  1. Open Server Admin on the destination server.
  2. Create an extension (if there isn't one already) to host the migrating unit. For example, if moving a Verint unit, you must have a Verint extension on the destination server.
  3. Configure a unique discovery port in the destination server’s extension. If the destination server's discovery port matches the one on the source server, the video camera attempts to connect to both.
  4. Change the video unit's settings to match the discovery port found in the destination server's extension.
  5. Reboot the unit. Once it comes back online, the camera is added to the new Archiver. If it is not automatically added, add the unit manually.
To move non-auto-discovery units:
  1. Open Server Admin on the destination server.
  2. Log in to Config Tool and switch to the Physical View.
  3. Search for the video unit you want to move.
  4. Right-click the unit and select Remove Unit from Archiver. The unit turns red.

  5. Right-click the red unit and select Create > Video unit.

  6. Select the Archiver to which you want to add the unit from the Archiver drop-down menu.

  7. Click Add. The unit is added to the new Archiver.