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How to export videos from NVR HDD to Windows

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QUESTION

export videos from HDD ( based) to a PC?

ANSWER

This will explain how to export or copy files from the NVR's HDD (Linux based) to a Windows PC. A ND8322P and Windows 7 PC will be used for this guide. Important note: turn the NVR OFF before extracting the HDD otherwise it could get damaged.

Steps:

Step 1.  the HDD to a Windows PC (you can use an external enclosure or connect it directly to the Mother board)

Step 2. Download a Linux reader to read ext4 files contained in the HDD, in this guide we will use Linux reader (Download link: http://www.diskinternals.com/download/Linux_Reader.exe ).

Step 3. After you open the Linux reader, it will automatically read all the drives connected to your PC
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Step 4. In the Hard Drive section, you will find two Linux Ext drives, each one of them represents a partition in the .
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Step 5. One partition contains the media data in where all the videos are stored (/opt/medi/volume0) and one partition contains database information (/opt/database).

Step 6. After opening the /opt/medi/volume0 partition you will find multiple folders, each one containing the recordings accordingly to the numbers (Please see NVR camera number designation).

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Step 7. For example, If you want to export the recordings of camera 11, open the REC-10 file (Note: Cameras are denominated starting from 0, not 1),

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Then select the folder with the recording you are looking and click the “Save” button.

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Step 8. Select a folder in where you want to save the recordings, then click the “Next” button.

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Step 9. After you select the destination folder, the wizard will show you a list of the documents that are going to be exported.
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Step 10. When the exporting process if finished, you can go to the destination folder and play the recordings.
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Important Notes: If the NVR was configured in RAID 3 or 5 you will need to attach all the disks otherwise the won't be able to read the partition.

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