Hibernation Settings and how to use them

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Hibernation Settings and how to use them

System Status Report

Status Report

Every type of WinScry Alert you create has optional Hibernation Settings


In every window where you create or edit a WinScry Alert there is a Hibernate or Enable Hibernation check-box (click the screenshots to the left to expand). Using the Hibernation options is a very powerful tool for creating effective alerts. If the WinScry Client MS Windows Service determines that an Alert is hibernating it will NOT evaluate any of the Alert Conditions and will NOT generate ANY WinScry Email Alerts.


When the Hibernate (or Enable Hibernation) check-box is checked, the Edit Hibernation Settings button will appear:




Clicking this button will open the Hibernation Settings window (see below).

Conditional Alert

Conditional Alert

File API Alert

File API Alert



The Hibernation Settings Window


In the Hibernation Settings window you configure the hibernation schedule for each alert (or the System Status Report) which you create. In the window you can instruct the Alert to Hibernate (take no action):


Daily - From a specific time To a specific time.

Weekdays - Hibernate all days on certain days of the week (Saturday, Sunday etc).

Major Holidays - In the holidays list check which holidays you want your alert to hibernate on.

Specific Dates - Click the btnPlus  or btnMinus buttons to add (or remove) specific future dates (company holidays, etc) on which you need your alert to hibernate.


To make things easier when creating multiple alerts there is a "Save these Hibernation Settings as the Default...." check-box at the bottom of the window. Checking this box will cause the hibernation schedule to be saved to disk when you click the OK button.


If you have previously saved your default settings, the Load Default Settings button at the top of the screen will be enabled whenever you open the Hibernation Settings window. This makes it easy if you create multiple alerts FIRST and then decide that you want to change the hibernation schedule for all of them. To do that, edit (or create) an alert and set the hibernation schedule (making sure to check the Save Default check-box). Then you can edit all of your other alerts, open the Hibernation Settings window and click the Load Default Settings button. Save each one and you are done.













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