Moving modes, schedule etc to Arlo 2 base station from original Arlo base station
I have had the original Arlo - 4 camera system for 3 years now. One of the cameras is pink during daylight hours (UV filter maybe ?) and another has had a few glitches.
I am looking at getting a VMS4230P 2 camera Arlo Pro 2 kit, and using the new Arlo Pro 2 base station with the two new Pro 2 cameras and two of my original cameras.
A couple of questions please;
- Anyone had any issues mixing old and new like this ?
- How do I move my modes, schedules etc from the old base to the new one ? I had to do a full reset of my old base last year and it was painful trying to remember and re-enter everything that I had programmed into them (apparently no way to back it up which seems bizzarre).
My current system details are;
- Base station - HW version =VMB3010r2, Firmware version = 184.108.40.206_27940
- Camera - HW version = H7, Firmware version = 1.3.314
I have a mix of cameras on several base stations on the same account with no problems. You can remove the cameras from the old base and resync them to the new base. You can either remove the old base from the account or keep it active with no cameras, whatever you wish to do.
Good to know that the systems mix well.
It seems a bit strange that Netgear has not developed a tool to back up or migrate the setup. I have 4 cameras and 11 different modes, plus the schedule, so it would probably take me an hour or so to re-programme a new base. I can't imagine that it would be hard to give us a tool to create a backup of all settings to save locally so that if the current base needs a full reset or a new base arrives, it is a 2 minute job to migrate it over.
It is no different to getting a new phone - imagine if you had to re-type every contact etc every time you got one.