Cloud Storage is a great feature to help back up important camera information. It utilizes the affordable paid storage offered by Google and Dropbox.
The Cloud Storage feature is designed to back up select camera incidents and not mirror an entire hard drive. Typically it is used when you have a few select cameras that are covering an important area, and you want additional backup protection.
Here is some additional information on the functionality of Cloud Storage to help you understand how the feature works. The DVR/NVR must have a hard drive in the unit to work. The DVR/NVR will record like normal and you can select one or more cameras to record to the cloud. Cloud Storage is not designed to mirror your hard drive. You can select video clips or video images or both to be automatically uploaded to cloud storage. Then you must select if you want all of the footage to be uploaded or if you only want motion. Even if you select all of the footage to be uploaded, it will not be one continuous video stream. It will be uploaded in clips.
Also, it is important to note that Cloud Storage clips will not be automatically overwritten like your standard hard drive; images must be manually deleted from the cloud. If you do not remove the clips and eventually run out of room, the files will no longer sync till you make room or purchase additional storage on the cloud.
Cloud Storage is a new feature that I am sure will continue to grow in functionality. While it will not mirror a hard drive, it does provide the ability to back up valuable footage offsite.
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