iMaxCamPro (Bronze, Gold, Platinum) Setting up FTP
Setting up FTP|
Bronze, Gold, and Platinum iMaxCamPro DVR's
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Note: This feature is not available with all iMaxCamPro DVRs. Reference the picture below for all steps.
Start by getting in to the “Network” menu of the unit. Main menu > Settings> Network>FTP. The FTP menu can be accessed by double clicking on the name when viewed in the “Network” menu.
Begin with setting up your FTP server on a separate computer that can store the clips that will be offloaded from the DVR. If needing a client software to run your FTP server, we recommend using zFTP which is free. Consult the FTP client software’s help guide to get the server setup to receive files from the DVR. The server needs to be accessed either through a local or public network connection.
Start by applying the IP address and port that the FTP server is listening on. By default the port that is listed on the DVR is set on “1024”. You may apply an alternate IP address for redundancy purposes.
Now apply a username along with its password that has permission to access the server. This is usually setup through the client software (i.e zFTP). Be sure you set one up with correct permissions to the folder you will be saving the files to. You can also use “Anonymous” if you are setting the client up not to use accounts.
The “Remote Directory” indicates the location of where you want to save the files on the FTP server. For an example if I wanted to save the files in my “C:\FTP Files” directory on the server, I can put in “/FTP Files” on my “Remote Directory” field. You can apply a file length size to limit the amount of data one file can contain. This is better for organizing space on your storage device.
If applicable to your unit, you will have to enable the “Upload Time” and give it parameters on when the FTP function needs to run. By default it is set to a 24 hour period.
Now finally specify a schedule for the FTP function to record at. Setup your schedule on the premises as what your DVR is running at. Keep in mind that what the DVR is recording and what the FTP function is recording are two different schedules.
Final Note: If setup correctly, you should see your FTP client downloading in real time clips to the FTP server’s storage. For the folder you are having the DVR save to, you will see it auto generate a folder that contains all clips corresponding to each channel that’s recording. This document is meant to reference the function of the DVR. If you are unfamiliar with how in general FTP works or how the FTP client works, please consult other sources.