Keeping timelines clear of events during business hours?

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rockandroller
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Keeping timelines clear of events during business hours?

Post by rockandroller » Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:53 pm

OK, I've been reading the (excellent) documentation, and also been searching the forums til I am blue in the eyeballs, but I still am not sure what to do here.

I have 7 cams set to modect and a pretty powerful (8 cores) CentOS7 ZM machine with 18 gigs of RAM and 2TB of diskspace.
So far, so good with the basic setup.

But now it's time for filtering: In general, I do not want to record any events during regular business hours.
All of our monitors have a lot of action all day long!
I am sure this is a very common use-case, so I was hoping someone could post a basic example that I can use as a template...


It looks to me like ZM by default just records everything, so instead of "blocking event creating for time periods", I instead just let it roll, and at the periodic filter run interval, have a filter ( set to 'background') that starts deleting everything that isn't in my "time-frame-of-interest"??


I suppose that I have plenty of hard drive space, so probably I could leave the "previous day's" business hour events up for 48 hours, in the unlikely event that something during business hours THAT DAY might be worth having a look at and archiving. (example, an accident in the parking lot)

And anyway, certainly I'll be setting some email alarms - and for sure those should not be going off during office hours.
So an example of 'best practice' for this sort of timing filter would be extremely useful...

SteveGilvarry
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Re: Keeping timelines clear of events during business hours?

Post by SteveGilvarry » Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:24 am

OK so you want monitors to be set to Monitor or None during the day and then Modect at a specified time? You use states to save monitors when they are on and another to save them when they are off, then use cron to change states on schedule.

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rockandroller
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Re: Keeping timelines clear of events during business hours?

Post by rockandroller » Wed May 04, 2016 6:33 pm

Thanks!! ( I don't know how I missed reading that...)

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