Monitor files/folder space
Posted on 2010-01-05
Hello all experts !
I have a question regarding monitoring the space on one of my ftp servers.
- I have 3 ip-based appliances installed at customer's sites. These appliances are supposed to collect data from the customer's sites (in txt files format) and send it to my ftp server
- each appliance will have its own directory on my ftp server
- each appliance will have its own userid and password to logon to my ftp
We are supposed to collect 3 months worth of data and then process it locally for a pilot project
I need to find out a way to know when these appliances are down. For obvious reasons (security) I cannot monitor these appliances with a networking tool via active or passive monitors from within my company's network
I think the only way to find out if these devices are up and running is to monitor ftp transaction (or their folders' space) . For example if "Appliance A" did not transmit anything in the last X min (5 min being standard ) then that will trigger an alarm. So actually I want to monitor the space. If the space DID NOT INCREASE in the last 10 min then that will trigger the alarm (e-mail, pager, etc)
Please let me know if you know a tool/scrip/method to accomplish the above
Thank you all for taking the time reading and/or replying to my question