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Posted on 2004-10-07
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I would like to set up a monitoring of a folder which contains two files, once they get to a certain size collectively I would like to be notified. Is there anything native to windows 2003 that can do this?

I do not want set up quotas.
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by:shard26
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That seems like a perfect situation for quotas. Why don't you want to use'em?

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by:Microtech
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it is the exchange database I want to monitor, as soon as it gets above 15gb I need to be notified, quotas will not work on this. Sorry, I was just wondering if there was a native tool ... http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Email_Groupware/Exchange_Server/Q_21149273.html 
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''--- FileSize Script ---
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Dim fso, f, s
   filespec = "c:\test.txt"
   Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   Set f = fso.GetFile(filespec)
   s = UCase(f.Name) & " uses " & f.size & " bytes."
   ShowFolderSize = s
   msgbox ShowFolderSize
   if f.size >= 1000 Then msgbox "Size exceeded !"
   if f.size >= 1000 Then wshshell.run ("net send xxx " & "Size exceeded !")
'--- End of script ---

Save the above in a .vbs file.

It will check the size of c:\test.txt
When the file reaches 1000 bytes a message will be sent to a computer with the "net send" comand.

I can modify the script so it will run all the day, waiting for the condition.
Actually it can be run from a logon script and alert you if the size is 1000 bytes or more.
15 Gb is 16106127360 bytes.
The msgbox command displays the message on the computer where the script is running.
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by:David Lee
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If the mail database is on a drive by itself, or could be moved to a separate drive, then you could use Exchange's monitoring feature to send yourself an alert.  Or, if you have access to Visual Basic, then you could create a folder watching application.  Here's a link (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_20881770.html) to an EE question about folder watching that includes links to several examples.    Otherwise, Longbow's script seems like a good solution.
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by:Microtech
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thanks for your comments, I will investigate.
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sorry for the time it has taken.... this question will be finalized within the next week
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