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size of single multiple files in one sensor possible?




Is there a skript out there where you can put multiple files in one sensor? The prtg filesensor only can show one file per sensor. I have 20 Database files and want to see the grow of each file in a graph, but dont want make one sensor for every one. There would be although a disadvantage by the adding and removing of a file. I can group them (e.g 5 files to one group etc.)


file-monitoring files snmp-sensor

Created on Aug 3, 2018 9:49:19 AM

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You could simply write a VBScript to accomplish this. See below, this is pretty variable and allows you to accomplish this.

'Argument 0 = amount of files
'Argument 1 to x = file-path in ""
'CheckMultipleFileSizes.vbs 2 "C:\path\file" "\\server\share\path\file"

Dim iFiles
Dim strPaths
Dim cnt

If WScript.Arguments.Count > 1 Then
	iFiles = WScript.Arguments.Item(0)
	For cnt = 1 To iFiles
		If Len(strPaths) > 0 Then
			strPaths = strPaths & "|&|"
		End If
		strPaths = strPaths & WScript.Arguments.Item(cnt)
	Wscript.Echo "Usage: cscript CheckMultipleFileSizes.vbs 2 ""C:\path\file"" ""\\server\share\path\file"""
End If
Dim fs
Dim objFile
Dim strPathTemp

WScript.echo "<prtg>"
Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
	strPathTemp = Split(strPaths,"|&|")
	For cnt = 0 To UBound(strPathTemp)
		If fs.FileExists(strPathTemp(cnt)) Then
			Set objFile = fs.GetFile(strPathTemp(cnt))
			WScript.echo "<result>"
			WScript.echo "<channel>" & objFile.Name & "</channel><value>" & objFile.Size & "</value>"
			WScript.echo "</result>"
		End If
Set fs = Nothing
WScript.echo "</prtg>"

Will post this as well on my personal blog since it seems to be a valuable and pretty variable sensor.


Florian Rossmark


EDIT: changed line 13 form If Len(strPath) > 0 Then to If Len(strPaths) > 0 Then

Created on Aug 3, 2018 6:42:27 PM

Last change on Aug 6, 2018 4:24:39 AM by  Luciano Lingnau [Paessler]



Thank you for sharing your script, Florian.

Kind regards,


Created on Aug 6, 2018 11:14:55 AM by  Erhard Mikulik [Paessler Support]

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