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Custom sensor to download files from FTP Server

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Hello.

Can I create a custom sensor to verify and download new files from a FTP Server? The idea is the sensor checks if there are new files on FTP Server. If yes, it downloads the files.

How do I do it?

Thanks.

custom-sensor ftp prtg

Created on Apr 4, 2019 6:05:33 PM by  lucasrr84 (0) 1



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Dear lucasrr84,

in PRTG you can use custom scripts, as long as those communicate only with the console (meaning they cannot use a GUI context.) The interface for communication with PRTG is described here.

Created on Apr 5, 2019 11:55:55 AM by  Arne Seifert [Paessler Support]



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Hello.

Can I write a phyton script to download new files from FTP Server? And PRTG run this python script (custom sensor). It is posible?

Created on Apr 5, 2019 12:45:05 PM by  lucasrr84 (0) 1



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Dear lucasrr84,

PRTG comes with Python 2.7 and the according sensor, but you can of course also use a script (Bat or Powershell) which runs another Python installation in case you want to use special libraries.

Created on Apr 5, 2019 2:35:02 PM by  Arne Seifert [Paessler Support]



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