UniFi Video - How to Properly Shut Down the NVR Appliance


This article describes the three methods to properly shut down the UniFi NVR.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Options to Shut Down an NVR
  3. Related Articles


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The NVR appliance is a Linux server and must be shutdown properly to avoid corrupting its internal database. If the device loses power abruptly, and the database becomes corrupted, the fix is resetting the device to factory defaults. The three ways to properly shut down the NVR appliance are explained in the following section.

Options to Shut Down an NVR

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Power off via the power button

  1. Press the blue power button on the NVR appliance.

Power off via the UI

  1. Access the NVR management console (UI).
  • Using the NVR's IP address, navigate to URL http://<NVR_appliance_IP>:80
  • If you do not know the IP address, you can find it using the Ubiquiti Discovery Tool
  • Click on the NVR icon to go to Device Configuration.
  • Use the default username and password of root and ubnt unless these values have been changed.
  • Click the Maintenance tab.
  • Click the Power Off button.
  • Power off and reboot via SSH

    You can also SSH into the device and issue the poweroff command:

    • Power off: nvr-systool poweroff
    • Reboot: nvr-systool reboot

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