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How do I monitor if any file in a folder grows beyond a specific size



Kind of a two part question:

  1. What is the best way to monitor a folder that contains a bunch of files and alert if any one of those files exceeds a predefined file size? Keeping in mind I cannot control the file names and they routinely change.
  2. What is the best way to monitor a top level directory with many sub-directories for any file that exceeds a specific size? In this situation new directories are routinely created and I still have no control over their names.

files folders sensor size

Created on Nov 16, 2021 10:06:44 PM

Last change on Nov 17, 2021 7:19:10 AM by  Felix Wiesneth [Paessler Support]

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Hi Woodie,

Our Folder sensor can only monitor file count, folder size overall and oldest/newest file.
This means you will need to create a custom sensor wit a custom script to monitor the values you want to monitor.

Kind regards

Felix Wiesneth - Team Tech Support

Created on Nov 19, 2021 7:45:14 AM by  Felix Wiesneth [Paessler Support]

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