The purpose of this article is to provide step by step instructions on how to successfully import video and storage devices from a DIVAR IP Recording Appliance to a BVMS standalone installation while retaining all existing recorded video.
Note: This procedure should only be performed by a certified BVMS / VRM technician or installer
Prior to starting
Note: Due to the usage of hardware IDs utilized by recording appliances, Bosch Configuration Manager can no longer be used in this scenario.
This article will simulate transferring devices and storage associated with a DIVAR IP appliance to a VRM installed in a BVMS standalone installation:
This is a field scenario where multiple appliances have been installed, and over time the system has grown to a point that a professional BVMS installation is put in place. This scenario provides the ability to leverage existing storage on the appliances, as well as retention of existing video.
There are several steps in preparing the system for migration, these should be performed in order.
1. Stop all recording on devices to be transferred:
2. To verify recordings have been stopped, from the “Devices” menu in Configuration Client right click the appliances VRM and select “Show VRM Monitor”:
3. Preventing cross communications from the old system to migrated devices is critical once in they are in new system. The suggested work flow is as follows:
4. From the “Services” menu on the Appliance the following services should be stopped and modified:
Service “Startup type” should be modified to either “Manual” or Disabled”
From the BVMS standalone system, the first step is to add the legacy storage. Prior to performing this step there are certain technical aspects that may impact the migration and need to be considered.
In this technical brief the new “Storage Pool” method will be utilized”.
To add a new “Storage Pool” right click the systems VRM:
⚠️ NOTE: If you are adding legacy storage to a common pool, DO NOT activate yet!
These are the existing recordings of the cameras to be migrated.
5. To migrate video devices, after legacy storage had been added right click the new pool and select the “Scan for Encoders” sub menu:
6. From the VRM Monitor page you should see the following:
7. From BVMS Operator Client newly migrated devices, along with their legacy recordings, should be accessible.
You might need to restart the VRM services in order to see the correct information in VRM monitor and in Operator Client.