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GV-Redundant Server is a video backup server designed for large-scale video surveillance deployments. It can record up to 128 IP channels connected to GV-System / GV-VMS / GV-Recording Server. As its name suggests, the GV-Redundant Server keeps an extra copy of recordings for IP channels connected to GV-System / GV-VMS / GV-Recording Server.

Connection with GV-System / GV-VMS

Connection with GV-Recording Server
1. GV-Redundant Server does not support GV-VMS hosts when they are running in service mode. It is highly suggested not to enable "Service Mode".
2. The GV-Redundant Server does not support backup of analog cameras.
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  • Record up to 128 IP channels simultaneously
  • Support round-the-clock recording
  • Video playback using Remote ViewLog
  • Support for remote configuration and monitoring of GV-Redundant Server using Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari
  • Support 6 third-party IP device brands (Arecont Vision, Axis, HikVision, Panasonic, Sony, VIVOTEK)
  • Support for ONVIF, PSIA and RTSP protocols
  • Support for 31 languages


Minimum System Requirements

Servers meeting the following minimum system requirements have the capacity to receive up to 128 channels.

CPU Core i5 750, 2.67 GHz
Memory 6 GB Dual Channels
Hard Disk 1 GB (for installation)
  • Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385
  • Internet Explorer 9.00.7930.16406
  • Firefox 3.6.13
  • Google Chrome 9.0.597.94
  • Safari
  • .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 for Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2
  • .Net Framework 3.5 for Windows 8 / 8.1 / Server 2012 R2
  • Note: It is recommended to use the internal GV-USB Dongle to have the Hardware Watchdog function which restarts the PC when Windows crashes or freezes.
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    128 channels
    Recommended Hardware Requirements

    The recommended hard disk requirements for 24 hours of recording are detailed below.

    Resolution Frame rate Codec Max. Channel per HDD and Required HDD Capacity HDD capacity required for recording 128 ch for 24 hr Recommended HDD Requirements
    1.3 M 30 fps H.264 / MPEG4 32 ch / 2.5 TB 10 TB 3 TB 7200RPM HDD x 4 (SATA3)
    JPEG 8 ch / 2.7 TB 43.2 TB 3 TB 7200RPM HDD x 16 (SATA3)
    2.0 M 30 fps H.264 21 ch / 2.2 TB 13.5 TB 3 TB 7200RPM HDD x 7 (SATA3)
    JPEG 5 ch / 2.5 TB 64 TB 3 TB 7200RPM HDD x 26 (SATA3)
    3.0 M 20 fps H.264 32 ch / 3 TB 12 TB 3 TB 7200RPM HDD x 4 (SATA3)
    JPEG 4 ch / 2 TB 64 TB 3 TB 7200RPM HDD x 32 (SATA3)
    Network Requirements

    For optimal performance and processing efficiency, it is advisable to use two Gigabit connections, each assigned with 64 channels and run through separate network. The suggested deployment of Gigabit connections for recording is illustrated below.

    Connection with GV-System / GV-VMS

    Connection with GV-Recording Server
    Feature Device
    Client GV-System / GV-VMS / GV-Recording Server
    Dongle Up to 128 IP channels
    3rd Party IP Cameras Support Yes
    Recording Mode Records as soon as the hosts are connected
    Live Viewing No
    Playback using Remote ViewLog Yes (Remote ViewLog V8.5.3 or later)
    Via web page Yes
    Recycle Threshold for Video Files Yes
    Event Log Yes
    Recycling days & threshold for Event Logs Yes
    S/W & H/W Watchdog Yes
    E-mail Notification Yes (camera connection loss, removal of USB protection key, recycling of recorded video, start keep days operation, disk full, disk error, removal of hard disk, recording failure)
    Number of User Accounts Up to 1000 accounts
    Support for Internet / LAN Yes
    Mobile Phone Support No
    Bandwidth Control No
    IE Event Query Yes
    IE I/O Control No
    Language on Web Interface Arabic / Bulgarian / Czech / Danish / Dutch / English / Finland / French / German / Greek / Hebrew / Hungarian / Indonesian / Italian / Japanese / Lithuanian / Norwegian / Persian / Polish / Portuguese / Romanian / Russian / Serbian / Simplified Chinese / Slovakian / Slovenian / Spanish / Sweden / Thai / Traditional Chinese / Turkish
    1. The GV-Redundant Server and GV-Recording Server can not be run in one PC at the same time.
    2. GV-Redundant Server is only compatible with GV-Recording Server V1.2.5.0 or later.

    Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.

    GeoVision GV-Redundant Server - Introduction

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    User's Manual zip
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