Upgrade Ubiquiti NVR
January 17, 2015 Leave a comment
The upgrade is a long process overall, so don’t panic too much as the process upgrades the database and the recordings. I created this after poking around the forums, I found LLigetfa advice very useful, so he needs some thanks for “kicking this off”. As ever reboot the device at the end of the process.
SSH into NVR device using putty, use IP of device and port 22
My IP is 10.0.96.23
If you get this just click yes
Default login is root
Password is default ubnt, but I have changed mine during the original setup so I used this.
You should now get this
See Comments below for Purging the install
sudo apt-get remove --purge airvision
Next – Download the latest Debian .deb file (at the time of doing this it was 3.0.2) the file name structure is dpkg -i <airVision_Bin_File>
PLEASE NOTE THE ABOVE LINK MAY CHANGE ACCORDING TO WHICH VERSION IS “THE LATEST” VERSION. at time of writting the latest version is now 3.0.5.
Next install the package dpkg -i unifi-video_3.0.2~Debian7_amd64.deb
PLEASE NOTE THE ABOVE COMMAND WILL CHANGE ACORDING TO THE NAME OF THE LATEST VERSION.
This may take a while, so relax doing something else and come back to it.
Finally after 10-15 minutes (this particular device had a month worth of videos on it)
Next log into the device as normal – yes I work for a hotel group.
Again relax while it sorts itself out (took another 10 minutes), eventually you will be allowed to upgrade the cameras. (This is where I panicked on my first upgrade)
Give it a while and you get the option to upgrade the cameras
After upgrading my NVR version was still stuck a 2.0, should be 3.2 and no recordings are being made due to what seems to be a lower setting for motion detection, left it again for a while.
Again I started to panic a little, but then after 20 minutes I started getting recordings. The V2 label on the NVR seems to be a bug.
Finally check you NVR retention settings, it defaults to 7 days, I need longer.