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Check Files in dynamic directory




i would like to check Filecount or Filedate in a Folder where Backupfiles are located. My Problem is that the Folder for these files is freshly created everyday with the date. So i have Folders like "19-07-2021", "20-07-2021", "21-07-2021", etc.

Is it possible to enter a variable or something similar to let the sensor check the newest folder every day for these files?

Sincerly, Michael

filecheck folder prtg

Created on Jul 21, 2021 9:56:17 AM

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Hello Michael,

this is currently only possible using a custom script sensor. Please take a look at the following Knowledge-Base article that provides a script for use with dynamic file names: https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/67965-can-i-use-placeholders-in-file-names-to-monitor-logfiles. You might have to adjust the script so that it can use dynamic folders.

Kind regards,
Matthias Kupfer - Team Tech Support

Created on Jul 26, 2021 8:19:01 AM by  Matthias Kupfer [Paessler Support]



Thank you very much. I will try to test it as soon as possible but it already looks like exactly what i need at first glance. :)

Created on Jul 26, 2021 8:47:56 AM

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