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  • 1.  dirscan directory size

    Posted Jul 31, 2017 11:08 AM

    Looking for an example of someone using dirscan to monitor the size of all the files (and subs) in a directory and alert if the size of the directory exceeds a set amount.

    Have looked through the probe but it seems to be too many required variables for a simple monitor...??


    for example...want to monitor a directory called d:\DBfiles and send alarm if it exceeds 2TB in size

    not really interested in baseline or even QOS metrics....just an alarm...



  • 2.  Re: dirscan directory size
    Best Answer

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Jul 31, 2017 11:14 AM



    So you would put in the directory you want to monitor

    add a pattern of *

    make it recursive if you want on the scan directory tab

    then go to the alarm messages tab

    go to space used by files  tab

    and set the expect the value to be less than < 2 Tb

    and set the alarm value


    hope this helps

  • 3.  Re: dirscan directory size

    Posted Aug 16, 2017 06:50 AM

    Thank you!  Sorry for slow response...new portal is not easy to navigate...still learning how to get around.

    We were able to set up some space monitors using this example and it works well....

    Thanks again!!

  • 4.  Re: dirscan directory size

    Posted Aug 11, 2017 06:43 AM

    Hi Mike,

    did Gene's response help you to setup the alarms?

    Pls let us know if there are any further questions on this, else, could you mark the question as answered pls?