Questions about recording to NAS

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Questions about recording to NAS

Post by Thixotropic » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:51 pm

(If this is in the wrong forum, my apologies.)

As the title says, I have some questions about Blue Iris recording video to network attached storage. I'll do my best to be clear, but I'm not sure I even know the right questions to ask yet. :)

I have Blue Iris running on a Win 10 box, and I also have a NAS box that I'd like to dump/record the video to (rather than keep it on the PC that BI is running on).

In the "Clips & archiving" dialog box I found the settings for storage, but I'm unclear on what the recommended setup should be for network storage. I've read through a lot of the Help pages but I'm still not sure- maybe I'm missing something.

In the "Folders" part of the "Clips & archiving" dialog box is a path, currently set to "c:\BlueIris\New". Is this where longer-term video files get saved or transferred to? In other words, is this the main storage area for video clips?

Can I set that path to a folder on the NAS box? If so, is there a specific directory structure I should use/create or can I name the directory something else?

I have more or less the same question for the "database" path. The "database path" setting has a note that says it should ideally remain on "Local/Fast".

Could I (or should I) set that to a folder on the NAS box? And as above, is there a specific directory structure I should use/create for the database setting or can I name the directory something else? Can I set it to the same folder as the "Folders" is set to above?

I'm on a pretty fast network so I don't think speed would be an issue, but is there another reason to always keep this path local? Is it mainly a matter of needing fast disk access?


And finally, does it matter one way or another if I installed BI as administrator on Windows, and should I run BI as a regular user or as an administrator?


Thank you for reading this far and for any help you can offer!

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Re: Questions about recording to NAS

Post by Thixotropic » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:48 pm

No suggestions, tips, or guidance?

Just some suggestions on what to set the file paths (local or remote) would be helpful. Should I use the NAS for short term storage, long term storage, or both?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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