Hikvision 5.2.5 NAS Patch

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  1. JohnAJohnson

    JohnAJohnson n3wb

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    I've been researching this problem for two weeks on this and other forums and could sure use some help.

    I am running V5.1.2 build 140116 (patched to fix the "uninitialized" problem) on four Hikvision cameras and have been successfully writing video to a 4TB WD My Cloud NAS (SMB/CIFS) for a couple of years now.

    I just bought three more cameras and they contain V5.2.5 build 141201, and I can't figure out how to modify them to work with the WD NAS (to combat the "uninitialized" problem).

    I bricked one by TFTP'ing 5.1.2 to it and don't want to try that again. Best as I can tell from reading, you can't downgrade these but if you know a way, I've been happy with 5.1.2. Otherwise, can they be upgraded to 5.3? Would it be easier to patch than 5.2.5?

    I downloaded the patched 5.2.5 davinci.tar.gz from another site and can't figure out how to install it in the camera. I can telnet into the camera (putty), but the 5.2.5 firmware doesn't have ftpput or ftpget, and I have been unable to FTP into the camera even after successfully doing a "setFtpService start".

    If anyone has patched firmware (digicap.dav) that'll work with this camera, I'd appreciate a link. If not, or there isn't a practical way to patch the firmware on these new Hikvisions, I'm open to recommendations on a new NAS that will work with Hikvisions. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Suggestion: add a suitable / unused by other cameras share to the NetHDD in the web GUI storage menus and test it works OK. You don't need to initialise it.
    At the telnet prompt, use 'mount' to inspect the path the share was mounted to.
    Lets say it was '/mnt/tnfs00'
    At the telnet prompt, use 'cd /mnt/tnfs00' to reach the top level share folder on the NAS.
    At this point you can simply 'cp' files back and forth between the camera and the NAS.
     
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    JohnAJohnson n3wb

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    That worked Alastair. All is working. Thank you!
     
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    alastairstevenson Staff Member

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    Well done!
    Does this mean your 5.2.5 cameras can now 'format' a NAS share volume larger than the 200GB or so limit that the native firmware is limited to?
    It may be useful for others to know the link and how you installed it, it's a topic that comes up sometimes.
     
  5. JohnAJohnson

    JohnAJohnson n3wb

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    My Hikvision 5.25 can now format a NAS share ((SMB/CIFS) with no limit to the volume size. Much thanks to alastairstevenson and badbob for their suggestions and patches.

    Info.jpg NAS.jpg StoreMgmt.jpg

    The instructions and patched davinci.tar.gz are attached.
     

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    Well done, and thanks for the useful instructions, that will help others.
     
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    anderson110 n3wb

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    Thank you very much. This worked for me. Very clear instructions.
     
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    Is there any fix for 5.3.0?