We have a workflow where users are copying files to a shared folder on Server A and these files are automatically copied to Server B using a service/process on Server A. So the users drop the files on Server A and eventually they will get copied from Server A to Server B.
Unfortunately, the service which copies the files from Server A to Server B isn't very reliable and sometimes crashes. Therefore I have setup a Folder sensor in PRTG which monitor the oldest files in the shared folder. If a file in the shared folder is older than 6 hours, then PRTG throws an alert. This tells use that the copy service has crashed and we need to restart it.
The problem I am facing in my specific scenario is that PRTG seems to monitor the "Date modified" field of a file and not the "Date created". When the files are copied to Server A from the users, the "Date created" is modified to reflect the time and date at which the copy was done. "Date modified" is unchanged as the file was not modified; it was only created on Server A during the copy. So sometimes, PRTG will throw an alert because a file just got copied from a user to Server A. The "Date created" field for that file is less than a few minutes, but the "Date modified" is more than 6 hours old because it hasn't been modified since.
Is it possible to configure PRTG to look at the "Date created" field instead of "Date modified" for that specific sensor/channel ?
We are running PRTG 126.96.36.1996 under Windows if this is relevant.