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LHV / LNR Series: Setting up Hard Disk Drive mirroring

In the LHV / LNR Series DVR / NVR, a mirror hard disk drive (HDD) can be used to automatically back up recorded video to the recording (read-write) HDD. When a mirroring HDD is installed, the system can be set to record cameras in parallel to both the recording HDD and the mirror HDD. Using HDD mirroring ensures the recorded video is automatically backed up if the recording HDD fails.

Not all DVR / NVR systems offer hard drive mirroring. Refer to your user manual for model specific information on hard drive mirroring. Click here for downloads and documentation for your product. The following instructions require you to access your system using your DVR / NVR and a monitor.

Prerequisite:

  • These instructions are for the LHV2000 series DVR. Please refer to your user manual for product specific instructions. Click here for downloads and documentation for your product.

Before setting up HDD mirroring:

  • Ensure the mirror HDD is as large or larger than primary hard drive to back up all recordings.
  • A minimum of two HDDs must be installed in the system to use HDD mirroring.

    REMINDER: HDD mirroring begins from when mirror HDD is installed and configured.

To set up HDD mirroring:

  1. Right-click on the Live View to access the Quick Menu.

  2. Click Main Menu, and then click the Setting icon (Setting icon).

  3. Click Storage > HDD Manager.

  4. In the the Type drop-down under the second HDD, select Mirror HDD / Mirroring HDD.

    IMPORTANT: Setting a HDD for mirroring erases all stored data from the HDD. This cannot be undone. Back up data before configuring HDD mirroring.

  5. Click OK to apply changes. Click Yes to confirm. The system will format the HDD and restart.

  6. When the system restarts, right-click on the Live View to access the Quick Menu.

  7. Click Main Menu, and then click the Setting icon (Setting icon).

  8. Click Storage > Schedule > Record.

  9. Under Channel, select the channel you would like to enable for mirror recording, then check Mirroring. Repeat the process for additional channels as necessary.

  10. Click OK to save changes.