Affected Roles: Owner, Administrator
Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps: DW Spectrum® IPVMS
Software Version: DW Spectrum® IPVMS v4.1 or newer
Last Edit: February 9, 2021
NAS (Network-attached Storage) devices are networked appliances that contain one or more storage drives and are often arranged into logical, redundant storage containers or as RAID configurations. A NAS device can be added to a DW Spectrum® System to expand the Server’s storage capacity (the duration of which camera video can be archived).
This article will outline how to add a DW Blackjack NAS to a DW Spectrum Server using the SAMBA networking method.
**NOTE: For security reasons, Windows 10 does not support SMB1 protocol. If an external storage device is still using SMB1, it will need a firmware upgrade to SMB2 or higher in order to connect to a DW Spectrum System running on Windows 10.
As a workaround, you can try to enable SMB1 support on your Server (not recommended).
To add a NAS (w/SAMBA) to a DW Spectrum® Server:
**NOTE: By default, DW Spectrum® Servers start to overwrite when the set Reserved Space limit is reached. To do this, the Server sends standard SMB-delete requests to the NAS drive. If a Trash/Recycle bin is enabled, the NAS will send files to the bin instead. The server will not get necessary space sending new delete commands. Instead, it will eventually end up with a full drive and the inability to record any data until the bin has been emptied. Trashboxes, Trashbins, and Recycling Bins must be disabled as a part of the configuration steps.
The Add External Storage dialog box will display. Configure the following:
**NOTE: If you are adding a DW Blackjack® NAS model with two HDDs (DW-BJNAS12T, DW-BJNAS16T, DW-BJNAS20T), add the second external storage by using the URL “\\<BJNAS IP Address>\Recording2”.
To remove a NAS (w/SAMBA):