How Would YOU Layout This Network?
Building group "A" is our small business which consists of a couple PCs and ideally in the end 12-24 IP cameras. One of the PCs currently runs NVR software for the IP cameras and serves it to building B.
Building "B" is our home which again has a 3-4 IP cameras and the usual PC/mobile device network traffic. Our main office computer that has Quickbooks and other important business related information is here. We use 2 computers in the house to view the all of the IP cameras.
Building A and B are separated by 200 yards non line of sight, currently we have a very poor wireless bridge between the 2 buildings. I lucked onto a roll of pre-terminated 4 strand single mode fiber cable for next to nothing and picked up a Netgear Prosafe switch with 2 Gigabit ports and 24x 100Mb POE ports for building A. Building B will have a fiber media converter and a gigabit desktop switch. The fiber line will get buried sometime soon.
The plan has been to replace the NVR desktop in building A (HP workstation/server) with a wall rack to mount the switch, UPS, and a 2U server for NVR and file storage (building B office backup). But I started thinking about the best way to protect data in the event of any disaster natural or man made and started to think about the fire rated safe that we have in the basement of building B. Having an NAS in the safe would represent the best option for protection but it represents a few problems...
1. Power: Building A has a backup generator, in the even of power loss the generator supplies power in about 15 seconds. Building B has no backup power. Even if the server is in building A it will still lose access to the storage in the event of power loss. I suppose this could be solved with a UPS on the switch and NAS box but seems less than ideal.
2. Network traffic: Having an NAS in building B would mean pushing all the NVR server storage over the fiber link or all of the camera streams over the fiber link depending on the location of the server. Neither is probably a big deal given the bandwidth of the main link.
I think right now I am leaning toward having an NAS box in the safe and the Server in building B (same building). I think this has the highest odds of keeping camera feed from building A in the even of arson. Video loss during power outage (assumed weather related) shouldn't be a big deal since the cameras are mainly for checking in on work progress and catching criminal activity, neither of which should be a problem when it is raining sideways. All camera traffic will be over the main link but NAS backups and server video streams will stay local to the network in building B.
Looking for either validation or better suggestions. Our internet is .3Mb so cloud storage is out of the question.