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Monitoring file presence but changing directory path every hour.




I've looked for an answer to this but seems like I can only find cases to monitor for (lack of) presence of a file in a folder on a system. We have a Hadoop File System that has a new directory generated every hour and we need to detect if that directory doesn't get created on time.

What would be a good way to set up an alert that changes the monitored path each hour (or any other time interval)?

file hadoop hdfs

Created on Aug 24, 2021 3:05:34 AM

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Hello there,

Thanks for your post.

You are correct, our file content sensor monitors a specific file path.

If you have a dynamic folder, as a workaround, you need to create a sensor to monitor a specific file. In addition to that, you need to create a script to copy the file from the dynamic folders to replace that specific file.

With kind regards,
Chan Siau Hen
Technical Support Team, Paessler AG.

Created on Aug 24, 2021 4:19:03 AM by  Chan Siau Hen [Paessler Technical Support]



Thank you for the quick reply! I figured we would need to work around this somehow.

Created on Aug 24, 2021 4:10:52 PM

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