Setting up Archiver failover - Security Center 5.8

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.8

series
Security Center 5.8
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2020-08-17

You can set up the Archiver role to fail over to a secondary server if the primary server fails, and a tertiary server if both the primary and secondary server fail. This enables you to maintain control of video units, access live video, and minimize potential downtime.

Before you begin

A license is required to assign a tertiary server for Archiver role failover. See License options in Security Center for more details.

What you should know

The servers assigned to the Archiver must be configured separately, and must have their own database and storage system for the video archive.

Procedure

  1. Open the Video task, and select the Archiver role to configure.
  2. Click the Resources tab, and then click Add failover ().
  3. In the dialog box that opens, select a server and click Add.

    The server you added for failover becomes the secondary server tab.

  4. From the secondary server tab, configure archive database and archive storage settings.
  5. (Optional) If the secondary server is also on standby for other Archiver roles, then you might have to adjust the archiving priorities for standby servers.
  6. (Optional) Add a tertiary server in the event that both the primary and secondary server fail:
    1. Click the Add failover tab.
    2. Select a tertiary server and click Add.

      The server you added for failover becomes the tertiary server tab.

    3. From the tertiary server tab, configure archive database and archive storage settings.
    4. (Optional) If the tertiary server is also on standby for other Archiver roles, then you might have to adjust the archiving priorities for standby servers.
  7. Click Apply.
  8. To have the primary and standby servers archive video at the same time, click the Camera default settings tab, click Show advanced settings, and switch the Redundant archiving option to ON.

    This ensures that the recorded video is stored in three places, for additional protection.