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What happens when NVR storage is full?


When the storage capacity of a Network Video Recorder (NVR) is full, it can no longer record new video footage. In this situation, the NVR may either stop recording altogether or begin overwriting the oldest video footage to make room for new recordings.


If the NVR is set to stop recording altogether when the storage is full, it will no longer capture new video footage until you either delete old footage or add more storage capacity to the NVR.


On the other hand, if the NVR is set to overwrite old footage when the storage is full, it will continue recording new video footage by replacing the oldest recordings with new ones. This means that if you don't regularly back up or download the video footage from the NVR, you may lose important video evidence if the footage you need has been overwritten.


To avoid losing important video footage, it's important to regularly monitor the storage capacity of your NVR and make sure it has enough space to continue recording.


You can also consider setting up an automatic backup system or cloud storage to ensure that important footage is saved and easily accessible in case the NVR storage is full or fails.

Overall, when an NVR's storage is full, it's important to take action to either delete old footage or add more storage capacity to the system to avoid losing important video evidence.


Another important consideration when dealing with NVR storage is the type of storage media used. NVRs typically use hard disk drives (HDDs) or solid-state drives (SSDs) for storage. HDDs are more commonly used due to their lower cost and larger storage capacity, while SSDs are faster and more reliable but are more expensive and have lower storage capacity.


If you find that your NVR storage is frequently running out, you may want to consider upgrading to a larger capacity HDD or investing in an additional storage device. Alternatively, you could consider using motion detection settings to limit the amount of video recorded by the NVR, which can help to conserve storage space.


It's also important to ensure that the NVR is set up to record at the appropriate video resolution and frame rate for your needs. Higher resolutions and frame rates require more storage space, so adjusting these settings can help to free up more storage space and reduce the risk of running out of storage.


In conclusion, when an NVR's storage is full, it can either stop recording or begin overwriting old footage. To avoid losing important video evidence, it's important to regularly monitor the storage capacity of the NVR and take steps to increase storage capacity if necessary. It's also important to consider the type of storage media used and adjust video resolution and frame rate settings to optimize storage space.

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