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Filter / Purge And Delete not running #321

marcusDSK opened this Issue Feb 3, 2014 · 2 comments


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marcusDSK commented Feb 3, 2014

Good day,

Before I say anything else, I would like to assure you that I have
scoured the forums and Wiki's of Zoneminder, Stackoverflow and Ubuntu
for about 2 months now without finding a solution to this problem.
This is my last resort to get this very important part of my
Zoneminder system running.

I am running ZM 1.25.0 on Ubuntu 12.04. The system is running fine
except for the PurgeAndDelete filter. I can modify and save the
filter, but it never runs. The logs contain the following error:
Uncaught TypeError: "Cannot read property 'checked' of undefined"

I followed the log details to the "/zm/skins/classic/views/js/filter.js"
on line 14. The Javascript is looking for the element "autoUpload".

I have a bit of experience in HTML, PHP and JS, so I chose "Inspect
through Google Chrome. I did this on the Filter Options page (where I
can modify the filter settings) - there was no input field named
"autoUpload". On the filterSave page [URL:]

I found a hidden input field named "autoUpload" but it has no value.

This is as far as I have gotten with diagnostics.
If you give me a direct email address, I can send you screen shots of
anything you need and I'd be more than happy to provide any further
information you require.

Thank you for your time!

Best Regards,


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knight-of-ni commented Feb 3, 2014

The only advice I can give you for the old version for zoneminder you are using is to make sure and select the "Run filter in background" check-box before you click Save. Otherwise it won't run. Maybe some of my peers can remember back that far. I don't recall if 1.25 had any issues running filters or not.

However, what I also recommend you do is upgrade to the latest version of zoneminder. Since you are using Ubuntu, all you have to do is add iconnor's ppa:

For future reference, to add a screenshot to your post, just drag the image into the window.


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marcusDSK commented Feb 4, 2014

Dear knnniggett,

thank you for your quick response!

Even though I had tried the "run in background" in the past and it didn't work, now all of a sudden it's running.

My server must've felt my near-apocalyptic rage.

Thank you again! Finally I don't need to worry about this anymore.

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