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Sensor to Monitor Backup Folder



Looking for a way to monitor a folder on a windows workstation/server that will go into the error state when NO changes have occurred for 24 hours.

I have some imaged based backups that used Windows Shares (SMB) to backup to a separate location on the network. I am hoping to monitor the folders that contain the images to ensure that they are working at least once every 24 hours.

I have played around with the SMB and WMI sensors for this but can't seem to get it to do what I want.

Any Advice?

backup-monitoring folder folder-sensor smb

Created on Feb 17, 2013 6:02:11 AM

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use a folder sensor and add a limit to the age of the newest file that would turn the sensor into error state e.g. if newest file is 24h old.

Created on Feb 17, 2013 7:31:40 AM by  Aurelio Lombardi [Paessler Support]

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