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monitor if a file with a specific pattern exists at a specific time of day

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hi! I need to find a solution for the following requirement: We should monitor - specific folders with the pattern: <servername>\AD\<location shortcut>\Import\ - in which daily at 01:30 am a file should be created - with the following pattern: <location shortcut><date>.csv - if this file isn't created till 02:30 am an email should be sent

<servername> is a FQDN and date format is: YYYYMMDD

Is this possible with PRTG and can someone help me with this challenge - as I'm not so skilled yet?

Thanks in advance!

Schitti

file-monitoring filesensor folder-sensor prtg

Created on Aug 17, 2017 8:26:40 AM by  Clemens Schittenberger (0) 1



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Hi Schitti,

While it is possible to configure a sensor to scan at certain points in time, I currently don't see how to fulfill all the requirements with the "standard" sensors. I mean you can sure use a Folder sensor for example to look for a specific file. It can be set to error when it does not find the file, but it cannot further make decisions like the file is not there at 01:30, that may be ok, but when it's not there an hour later, then it's an error.

The only way to handle this might be using a custom script that handles all the checks, comparisons etc. and in the end only passes along a result to an EXE/Script Sensor that runs the script, which then will reflect that all is fine or there is an error.

Kind regards,

Erhard

Created on Aug 18, 2017 12:43:32 PM by  Erhard Mikulik [Paessler Support]



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thank you! ;)

Created on Aug 18, 2017 12:49:08 PM by  Clemens Schittenberger (0) 1



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