This article describes the different options for backup and some best practices for maintaining an instance of UniFi Video.
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In the case of a hardware or software failure, downtime is inevitable. Having a backup of your UniFi Video settings can be the difference between an hour, or potentially days of work in trying to recover.
Where and How to Make a Backup
It's best to make a backup:
- If you don't already have one.
- Before and after you change any system, user, or camera settings.
- Before any hardware or operating system (OS) maintenance, or configuration changes.
- Before updating UniFi Video (or any other host machine software).
You can make a backup in the settings page of UniFi Video. You must be logged in as an Admin or Super Admin in order to access this page.
ATTENTION: Be aware that these are only configuration backups. To backup recordings, please see our article on UniFi Video - Recording Backup Options.
How to Import a Backup
A config backup may be imported upon first installation or a reset of UniFi Video. Please see our article on UniFi Video - How to Reset a UniFi Video Installation for Linux / UVC-NVR, or UniFi Video - How to Reset a UniFi Video Installation for Windows, depending on the platform you use.