This help page is for version 8.3. The latest available help is for version 8.5.
File/Directory Size Monitor
The File/Directory Size Monitor is designed to watch an individual file, a set
of files, or an individual directory and execute actions (such as notifying
you) if it grows too large.
To specify what should be watched, first choose a starting directory.
If you are watching remote files/directories, it is important to remember that
the monitoring service will most likely not have access to shared drives, so
use UNC paths.
Next select whether a directory, directory with its child sub-directories,
or a one or more files should be watched. To watch multiple files, use
standard wild cards (ex: *.db for instance).
Last choose the growth conditions that should trigger the configured
actions. They can include growth beyond a pre-set limit, or growth
of a certain amount from one scan to the next.
Standard Configuration Options
Like all monitors, this monitor has standard buttons on the right for Adding Actions,
setting Advanced Options and setting the Monitor Schedule.
When this monitor runs, it records the measured value (directory size, directory size plus subdirectories, or file size) into a database. Those values
can be charted or output to a .CSV file or tabular HTML report. You can specify the date range as well as summarization level (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly).