Delete Filter X# of days old

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Alan87i
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Delete Filter X# of days old

Post by Alan87i » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:51 am

I"m looking for a hand in setting up a filter on a monitor that will delete all events older than say 10 days .
I fiddled with it for some time now and have gotten closer to no where.
Thanks
Allan

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Post by 50cc » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:19 pm

This is a lot easier than you would think (and it works), do this:
  • - Press the Filters button in the bottom left of the main screen
    - In the new window do 'Date/Time' _ 'Less Than' _ '-10 day' (note the - minus - sign before the 10)
    - Do the plus sign
    - and then: 'Archive Status' _ 'Equal to' _ 'Unarchived only'
    - Check 'Delete all matches'
    - Click Save in top-right
    - Give it a name
    - Check 'Run in background'
That should do it...

Alan87i
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Post by Alan87i » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:22 am

Thanks 50cc
That's exactly what I was looking for!!
I was having issues with some high traffic cameras locking up because of too many events I figure.
Allan

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Post by FiltranZer » Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:39 am

I will thank you too 50cc because I got also the information that i need in your answer.,


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Post by Wimpanzee » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:03 pm

Using a recent install of zoneminder on ubuntu 9.04, when creating the above defined filter i have no issues.

however when it runs in the background, i get an error in zmfilter.log:

Code: Select all

07/30/09 07:36:12.965897 zmfilter[8902].ERR [Error parsing date/time '-2', skipping filter 'Delete2Day']
07/30/09 07:42:12.971954 zmfilter[8902].ERR [Unable to parse date string '-2']

Wimpanzee
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Post by Wimpanzee » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:17 pm

I guess I am just dumb and forgot to put ' day' after the '-2'

:)

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Post by Crosbychery » Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:10 am

This is Very helpful form me, but still not what I needed. I have a similar deleter that doesn't have much of a command line parser, but it uses the pipeline filter pattern to easily add in more filters. I needed files beginning with numeric, files whose names were guides etc.

Thanks !!
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