This help page is for version 3.7. The latest available help is for version 8.1.
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 you 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 you 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.
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).