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Monitor unique files names in a folder

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I need to monitor a folder to ensure that files are being created on a regular basis (IP video security system). These file names are constructed as follows:

xxxxxx.camerID.psi

xxxxxx = The placeholder for time (changes with each file created)

camerID = the unique identifier for a particular camera (this is constant)

.psi = the extension on the file (this is constant)

I have 4 cameras all putting files in this folder at one time (cannot change that) and I want to monitor to make sure at least one file is created every 24 hours for every camera. Is there any way to get PRTG to monitor this?

Thanks

file-sensor folder-sensor prtg

Created on Oct 14, 2010 2:07:52 PM by  Woodie Bowe (0) 1



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PTF.NetworkFileCount

I added an extra switch to the existing PTF.NetworkFileCount custom sensor. With the -tiw switch you can create a time window between now and xx minutes ago, to only count files that are created in that period of time.

-f=folder [-u=username] [-p=password|passhash] [-t=timedelta] [-s] [-sub] [-tiw]

-f=folder          The name of the folder that needs to be checked in a \\server\share format. If the foldername contains white spaces, enter the foldername between " ".
-u=username        Optional the name of the user account that can access the share.
-p=password        Optional the password or passhash(*) of the user account that can access the share.
-t=timedelta       Optional the minimum number of minutes a file has to be old before it is counted.	
-s=searchpattern   Optional the search pattern to be used (i.e. *.txt).
-sub               Optional switch to include subfolders.
-tiw               Optional, in combination with the -t= parameter, creates a time window between the current time and xx minutes ago.
                   Only files created in that period are counted.

In your case it would look something like:

-f="c:\camera folder" -s=??????.*.psi -t=1440 -tiw

To count files in "c:\camera folder" that match the search filter "??????.*.psi" and are created in the time window between now and 1440 minutes (24 hours) ago.

The Custom Sensor can be downloaded from this page.

Created on Oct 15, 2010 10:55:58 AM by  PRTG Tools Family [prtgtoolsfamily.com] (13,253) 3 4

Last change on Jan 20, 2016 3:10:25 PM by  Erhard Mikulik [Paessler Support]



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Hello,

I'm afraid this is not possible with PRTGs default file/folder-sensors. Maybe with a custom script sensor.

Best Regards.

Created on Oct 14, 2010 3:14:38 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



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PTF.NetworkFileCount

I added an extra switch to the existing PTF.NetworkFileCount custom sensor. With the -tiw switch you can create a time window between now and xx minutes ago, to only count files that are created in that period of time.

-f=folder [-u=username] [-p=password|passhash] [-t=timedelta] [-s] [-sub] [-tiw]

-f=folder          The name of the folder that needs to be checked in a \\server\share format. If the foldername contains white spaces, enter the foldername between " ".
-u=username        Optional the name of the user account that can access the share.
-p=password        Optional the password or passhash(*) of the user account that can access the share.
-t=timedelta       Optional the minimum number of minutes a file has to be old before it is counted.	
-s=searchpattern   Optional the search pattern to be used (i.e. *.txt).
-sub               Optional switch to include subfolders.
-tiw               Optional, in combination with the -t= parameter, creates a time window between the current time and xx minutes ago.
                   Only files created in that period are counted.

In your case it would look something like:

-f="c:\camera folder" -s=??????.*.psi -t=1440 -tiw

To count files in "c:\camera folder" that match the search filter "??????.*.psi" and are created in the time window between now and 1440 minutes (24 hours) ago.

The Custom Sensor can be downloaded from this page.

Created on Oct 15, 2010 10:55:58 AM by  PRTG Tools Family [prtgtoolsfamily.com] (13,253) 3 4

Last change on Jan 20, 2016 3:10:25 PM by  Erhard Mikulik [Paessler Support]



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Awesome,

I will test this out today. Thanks a million.

Created on Oct 18, 2010 12:53:44 PM by  Woodie Bowe (0) 1



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