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Is there a way to monitor any changes on folder size? Basically, I want to fire a "Down" status every time the folder size changes.

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Created on Nov 9, 2015 5:13:09 PM by  maynero (0) 1



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Hi Maynero,

You can use the Folder Sensor and enter a limit in the newest file channel by clicking on the respective gauge. You can i.e. enter 60 for the Lower Error Limit (s) to set the sensor into an error state as soon as the time difference of a file is shorter than 60 seconds.

Best regards, Felix

Created on Nov 10, 2015 8:57:42 AM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]

Last change on Nov 10, 2015 8:58:31 AM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]



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This seems to be working, but if the folder is empty, it will always throw an error. Is there a way to prevent that?

Created on Nov 11, 2015 3:10:26 PM by  maynero (0) 1



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Hi,

Not for this channel, I'd recommend to put a dummy file into this particular directory. This can be an empty text file or something not using much space on your drives.

Best regards, Felix

Created on Nov 12, 2015 7:15:13 AM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]



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