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How do I get notified of a Windows Event not occuring?



I am setting up PRTG sensors to monitor jobs in BackupExec, and am hoping to go with the following method unless anyone can suggest a better option. BackupExec generates Event ID 34112 upon Job Success, which I have a monitor set up for. What I would like to do is have a notification sent if one of those events DOESN'T occur in a given timescale. Ideally, this should be once an 34112 event occurs, another should occur within say 25 hours (an hour allowed for data growth in backup), if not a error is flagged in PRTG and a notification sent. Any suggestions on how to do this? Also, this will have to be disabled for the weekend, when backups don't occur as tape changes are manual.

backupexec event-log notification

Created on Jun 9, 2011 4:30:57 PM

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Dear Richard,

I'm afraid this might only be possible using a script - sensor: How can I check the Windows Event log using extended filter options?. Which you can then set on a schedule to be paused on weekends.

best regards.

Created on Jun 9, 2011 5:42:08 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

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