Changing log interval and depth settings using ION Setup

You can configure log intervals, log depths and buffer depths to optimize your memory usage.
Before you begin, make sure you understand:

  • the structure of the meter’s logging framework

  • the meter’s existing logging configuration

  • your data logging requirements

Changing your meter’s log configuration deletes all existing records from that log.

Data Loss
Ensure that all important data has been recorded before configuring a log.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in data loss.

The default log settings are designed to meet the needs of most users.

This procedure provides the steps for configuring settings for a subset of data logs using the ION Setup Assistant. Configuring these settings for custom logs, and logs not listed in the Logging > Memory screen, is an advanced procedure; see the ION Setup help for more information.

  1. Start ION Setup.
  2. Open the Setup Assistant for your meter.
  3. Navigate to the Logging > Memory screen.
  4. Select the log you want to edit and click Edit.
  5. Set the log depth and log interval as required for your logging needs.
    • Log Interval: you can change the interval units to seconds, minutes, hours or days.

    • Log Depth: You can set the depth in time (seconds, hours, days, etc.) or the number of records.

    NOTE: For some log types, you only set the log depth (for example, waveform recorders).

    Log Memory shows the estimated impact of the changes on the total size of the log and Log Storage displays the estimated available log memory on the meter.

    NOTE: If you receive a message stating that there is not enough memory when you change a log’s configuration, check the configuration of your meter’s other logs. You may not have enough RAM, or short-term memory, to allow for the new configuration. You may need to use ION Setup Advanced mode to check the detailed configuration of your logs.
  6. Click Finish.

    In some case, you may see a Next button instead of Finish. In this case, the next screen allows you to configure the buffer depth for the log. The screen displays the overall log depth and a field for setting the log buffer depth. It also shows the impact of the Buffer Depth setting to your meter’s short-term memory (RAM).

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