GV-Failover Server is a video backup server that records up to 128 IP streams from hosts GV-Systems when any of the following conditions occur: (1) when the host GV-System starts up without monitoring; (2) when file recycling fails; (3) when there is an error in the hard drive; (4) when there is an error with the Failover Plugin program.
Note: The GV-Failover Server does not support backup of analog cameras.
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-Failover 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.
Core i5 750, 2.67 GHz
6 GB Dual Channels
1 GB (for installation)
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385
Internet Explorer 9.00.7930.16406
Google Chrome 9.0.597.94
Optionally purchase an internal dongle which provides the hardware watchdog function by starting Windows when the system crashes.
2. 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.
Recommended Hardware Requirements
The recommended hard disk requirements for 24 hours of recording are detailed below.
Max. Channel per HDD and Required HDD Capacity
HDD capacity required for recording 128 ch for 24 hr
Recommended HDD Requirements
H.264 / MPEG4
32 ch / 2.5 TB
3 TB 7200RPM HDD x 4 (SATA3)
8 ch / 2.7 TB
3 TB 7200RPM HDD x 16 (SATA3)
21 ch / 2.2 TB
3 TB 7200RPM HDD x 7 (SATA3)
5 ch / 2.5 TB
3 TB 7200RPM HDD x 26 (SATA3)
32 ch / 3 TB
3 TB 7200RPM HDD x 4 (SATA3)
4 ch / 2 TB
3 TB 7200RPM HDD x 32 (SATA3)
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.
GV-System V8.5.3 or later
Up to 128 IP channels
3rd Party IP Cameras Support
1. host GV-System is connected but not recording.
2. recycling of video files fails at host GV-System.
3. an error occurs in the hard drive at host GV-System.
4. an error occurs with the Failover Plugin program.
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
Mobile Phone Support
IE Event Query
IE I/O Control
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
IMPORTANT: The GV-Redundant Server and GV-Recording Server can not be run in one PC at the same time.
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
IP Camera Support List
The following camera brands and models have been tested for compatibility with GV-Failover Server. Note that GV-Failover Server V22.214.171.124 only supports IP devices with V126.96.36.199 or earlier versions listed under the GV S/W column in the support list.