Wasabi Surveillance Cloud offers a critical Disaster Recovery feature allowing you to restore your metadata and archived footage to your On Prem hardware in the event of a server or hard drive failure.
Note - If your server has crashed and needs to be replaced you will need to install the VMS software and configure it and then install the Wasabi Surveillance Software on the new machine before being able to perform a DR of your data.
If only your hard drive had failed that was storing your archived footage simply replace the bad hard drive and then you are ready to set up a new Source for DR.
1. Performing a Disaster Recovery Restoral
The below steps are for all Video Management Systems besides Milestone XProtect as Wasabi Surveillance Cloud is integrated directly and has its own procedures.
1.1 Click on "Add Source".
1.2 Specify the new drive and folder where you want to restore your metadata or footage to.
1.3 Input your Wasabi information and select the bucket where your recordings were stored. Hit "Apply"
1.4 The following menu will pop up after hitting "Apply" letting you know that existing cloud data is stored in that bucket and giving you options on what to do. When performing a Disaster Recovery you will be prompted with the following options. Choose one and Select "Ok".
1.5 You will get a success message informing you that the DR has began.
1.6 You will now see your existing folder structure created.
1.7 All existing stub files will be reindexed to your file system.
Note - Depending on how many cameras, folders and recordings you had stored the time to reindex all of your metadata or footage can vary depending on the size/amount of files and/or the speed of your ISP.
Note - Upon Restoring your metadata and/or your archived footage depending on your VMS software you may be required to reindex the video files to the VMS database either directly through your VMS software or through the SQL database.
WARNING: IF YOU WANT TO TEST DISASTER RECOVERY, ALWAYS DELETE THE SOURCE-PAIR ASSOCIATION (DELETE SOURCE) TO BREAK THE CONNECTION WITH THE CLOUD PRIOR TO DELETING ANY LOCAL FILE. ALSO, IF YOU DELETE FILES IN THE CLOUD BUCKET DIRECTLY, WASABI SURVEILLANCE CLOUD WILL NOT BE AWARE AND ASSUME THAT THE DATA IS STILL THERE (WASABI SURVEILLANCE CLOUD WILL NOT RE-REPLICATE THESE FILES AGAIN AND WILL ASSUME THAT ANY LOCAL STUB FILES ARE STILL POINTING TO VALID DATA).
Note - If deleting an Active Source you will be asked to confirm the action and made aware of the amount of stub files that will become unusable.