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Monitor file that changes daily

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I have a server that creates a VHD file every night and sends it to another file server. I have set up a file sensor to monitor that file. However, I would like to monitor that the file is created every day, and get an alert if it is more than 24 hours old. Is there an easy way to do this?

date file monitor vhd

Created on May 31, 2012 3:39:05 PM by  gglines (0) 1



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Sorry, I was on the wrong track. It should be possible by using a Folder Sensor, and then setting an Error Limit on the channel "Newest File" (please bear in mind that this limit needs to be set in seconds), which will set the sensor into an error-state if the newest file is older than 24hours.

Created on May 31, 2012 5:38:20 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



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Hello,

I'm afraid this can only be done by using a self-written Custom Exe Sensor.

best regards.

Created on May 31, 2012 5:26:34 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



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There is no way to do a negative change trigger? eg. If x does not change, send notification.

Created on May 31, 2012 5:33:34 PM by  gglines (0) 1



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Sorry, I was on the wrong track. It should be possible by using a Folder Sensor, and then setting an Error Limit on the channel "Newest File" (please bear in mind that this limit needs to be set in seconds), which will set the sensor into an error-state if the newest file is older than 24hours.

Created on May 31, 2012 5:38:20 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



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Thanks, that did exactly what I needed it to do!

Created on May 31, 2012 7:53:36 PM by  gglines (0) 1



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