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I want to monitor a folder for new files

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I have setup a WMI folder sensor to monitor a folder. I want the sensor to go into an error state if no new files have been created in the last 12 hours. How can I accomplish this?

If I click on Channels, choose newest file, then enable limit. I will not let me put in 12 hours, it wants a "valid number". If I put in 12 it will error if the file is more than 12 seconds old.

file-age folder folder-sensor prtg wmi

Created on May 10, 2010 11:53:46 PM by  Laurie Collins (100) 1 1

Last change on May 26, 2010 1:51:22 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Paessler Support]



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The values used are based on seconds. In order to define 12 hours, you would need to enter the respective value, i.e. 43200 (12 hours x 60 minutes x 60 seconds).

Created on May 11, 2010 8:42:22 AM by  Patrick Hutter [Paessler Support] (7,164) 3 3



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How do you create a WMI Folder sensor? It doesnt appear in my list of available sensors? The File Server \ foldersensor doesnt have an option to go into error state in no new files are created in a certain time period (e.g. in the last 12 hours). The folder contains many files aging from new to months in age.

Created on Nov 24, 2010 11:49:09 PM by  mattybates (0)



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please take a look at

http://www.paessler.com/manuals/prtg8/folder_sensor.htm

In the sensor go to the channels tab, select the channel you need and enable limits, then make your settings

Created on Nov 25, 2010 6:07:16 AM by  Aurelio Lombardi [Paessler Support]



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Nekro thread, rise from the dead ;-)

Tried this one, but I have an issue. Is this only working with SMB Shares? When I put $d\Folder\Subfolder in the "Foldername" I get a "Folder not found" error. But I am sure it exists and was written correctly (copy/paste from Windows Explorer window).

Please advise.

Created on Aug 3, 2017 10:54:19 AM by  conma (0) 1



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Hi there,

Please try to use "D$\Folder\Subfolder" instead. "$D" won't work by default.

Best regards.

Created on Aug 4, 2017 12:02:04 PM by  Dariusz Gorka [Paessler Support]



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My bad, I had (of course) d$. This was a typo in my post. Anyway, I figured it out, there was an issue with the path that I was unable to see first.

Q: Is there a way to use this for FTP as well? Your FTPFileTime.exe I am using is all nice and well, though I would prefer a straight forward approach. Mainly because I need the number and age of the files, which the Folder Sensor does so well in one bit. For FTP I have to make em two.

Created on Aug 8, 2017 7:29:13 AM by  conma (0) 1



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Hi there,

Great that you were able to figure it out. :)

Unfortunately, there is no sensor similar to the "Folder" Sensor for FTP-Servers. There are also currently no plans to implement such a sensor, sorry.

Best regards.

Created on Aug 8, 2017 11:11:18 AM by  Dariusz Gorka [Paessler Support]



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