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How can I monitor if a file exists on a Linux Server?



I need to monitor if a file exists in a specific directory on a Linux Server, in order to trigger an alarm if it does not exist. How can I do that?

file-monitoring linux prtg8

Created on Aug 4, 2011 1:57:01 PM

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I'm afraid this can only be done with a self-written custom script sensor.

best regards.

Created on Aug 4, 2011 3:10:52 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



Is it changes or the limitation is still exists? I need to monito some Linux file... the only solution that I can see is to enable FTP server on it...


Created on May 29, 2013 8:09:55 AM



Unfortunately we have not built a sensor for linux file system monitoring.

The only other way that I can think of to do this would be to share the file from the linux system then mount that to a windows device and then monitor it.

Created on May 30, 2013 9:26:34 AM by  Greg Campion [Paessler Support]

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