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How can I monitor two folders for differences



I need to monitor a couple of folders to make sure that they are in sync across 2 different servers. i.e.
Server1\somefolder should have the same files as

I know I could write a powershell script or a custom app to do this but I wanted to see if there was a better solution before I start from scratch.

comparison custom-sensor folder folder-compare

Created on Apr 23, 2013 7:18:35 PM

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I'm afraid there is no native sensor for this in PRTG. Sorry. You might have a look at the following article introducing a vbs script for the monitoring of Distributed File Systems which does basically write a file to two machines and then check whether it is available.
Best regards

Created on Apr 23, 2013 7:25:47 PM by  Konstantin Wolff [Paessler Support]



I figured that was the case. I don't think your suggestion is really what I want though. In my case the files are created by an outside process and my user needs to know when a file exists without a corresponding "mate" in the other folder.

Created on Apr 23, 2013 7:52:26 PM



Then, I'm afraid you will have to write your own script. Sorry.

Created on Apr 24, 2013 8:13:40 AM by  Konstantin Wolff [Paessler Support]

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