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File Sensor notify if no change in file size/time stamp??



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Is there a way to have PRTG send an e-mail notification if a specific file ceases to have a constantly changing file size / modified timestamp?

We have a very large and complex ERP system with a multitude of components that can fail. One particular component constantly writes to a log file and should never stop. If the file ceases being updated, then something has hosed up and needs to be restarted. Unfortunately, when this process hoses up, it isn't easy for users to detect if something is not working. In one scenario, it took more than 12 hours before we received a report of suspicion that something wasn't working.

It would certainly help us and save time if we could configure PRTG to monitor this log file and let us know when modifications have ceased.

file-monitoring file-sensor notifications trigger

Created on Sep 10, 2015 5:41:42 PM by  positronic (0) 1

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Greetings, we appreciate your contact!

Did you take a look at our File Sensor?

The File Sensor can be configured with limits (on the Last modified) channel so that it will trigger a warning or error depending on the Age (in seconds) of the monitored file.

File Sensor Click to Enlarge

This can be combined with notifications or maps(dashboards) to create a very informative screen about all processes involved in your ERP/Business.

In addition to the above, you can also use sensors like the SNMP Windows Service Sensor or Windows Process Sensor to verify that something is running/execution on the target server/host.

For any further questions, we're glad to help.

Created on Sep 11, 2015 11:48:14 AM by  Luciano Lingnau [Paessler]

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