About network attached storage (NAS) in Stratocast™ - Stratocast™

Stratocast™ Integrator Guide

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A network attached storage (NAS) is an edge recording storage device that has a dedicated network address and IP address, and provides file storing and sharing capabilities to other devices on the same network. With a NAS, you can expand the hard disk space of your local network and securely store more recordings from more cameras.

Unlike a typical network server, a NAS is optimized for file sharing and storage, and it allows you to quickly retrieve files regardless of the operating system of your server. With a NAS installation, you can better manage video recordings from all of the video units in your system.

How it works

You can record and store your video recordings on NAS volumes, which are formatted sections of a NAS, and each volume is its own individual device.
Best Practice: Designate a dedicated NAS for Stratocast™—one that is used solely to store your video recordings. Having a dedicated NAS ensures that you get accurate storage estimates of the hard disk on your NAS, and that you do not risk deleting other personal files that are not related to Stratocast™.

IP cameras recording to NAS volumes in your portal

Benefits of recording on NAS devices

  • Easy installation and maintenance. Once a NAS has been installed on your local network, create a NAS volume, add it to the portal, and assign it to your cameras.
  • Allows you to store recordings from all supported video units in one location on your local network, thus facilitating file sharing.
  • Eliminates the need for an expensive network video recorder (NVR) or centralized recording server.
  • Expandability. Small businesses that need more network storage space simply need to add one or more NAS devices to their Stratocast™ systems.

Limitations of recording on NAS device

You can only have a maximum of 16 cameras recording on a single NAS device.

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