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NVR/Backup/Local Backup

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Backup via USB


This lesson will show you how to backup recorded video off of a DVR or NVR using a USB drive.


  • FAT32 USB flash drive or FAT32 USB storage.
  • Monitor or display connected to NVR or DVR
  • USB Mouse

Video Instructions

Step by Step Instructions

Note: This is for local back up on physical recorder.

1. From the Main Menu select "Back Up"


2. Plug in USB device such as a flash drive in to one of the USB ports of the recorder.

3. A pop up will show → Select "File Back up"

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4. Select "Browse" → Select folder to save back file in or create new folder to save back up.

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5. Select "Type" such as Alarm or MD (Motion Detect).

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6. Select "Start Time" and "End Time".

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7. Select "Channel" → "Add" to add what you have selected. What you added will be in list form.

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8. Select "Start" to start back up.

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Backup via SmartPSS2


This allows you to back up videos on SmartPSS2.


  • SmartPSS installed on a Windows or Mac computer
  • Dahua NVR with a stored recording
  • Established network connection with the NVR
  • The NVR added to SmartPSS
  • Enough drive space for the video backup

Video Instructions

Step by Step Instructions

1. From the home menu select "Playback".


2. From the left hand side select device -> camera or cameras. More than one maybe selected.


3. Select Record type. Drop down menu allows to select All Records, General, Alarm, MD (Motion Detection), and Intelligent Analysis.


4. Select Stream Type (Main Stream or Sub Stream).


5. Select Date and time -> Select OK -> Select Search.


6. Choose a time frame and click on time clip.


7. Choose the beginning and end of time clip you want to backup.


8. Click on time clip again and select the folder to back up to and select the exported file type.


9. Click ok


10. It should start downloading the back.


11. You should now have the file backed up at the specified folder.




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