build a list disk to exclude of monitoring

Posted on 2013-05-29
Last Modified: 2013-05-29

A txt file monitoring.env contains a list for exclude windows disk of monitoring


With the folowing code, only the first line k:\\data\\sql\\:DISK:OFF is read :
$MONITORING = gci -Recurse ($CONF_INST_CONFIG) -in *.env
$EXCLUDE_DISK=get-content $MONITORING | where-object {$_.contains(":DISK:OFF")} |Foreach-Object {$_ -replace ":DISK:OFF", ""} -ErrorAction silentlycontinue
if ($EXCLUDE_DISK -ne $null) {
$LIST_EXCLUDE_DISK =  [string]::join('', $EXCLUDE_DISK) + ''
How can I modify it?

Question by:bibi92
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sedgwick earned 500 total points
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$MONITORING = gci -Recurse ($CONF_INST_CONFIG) -in *.env 
$EXCLUDE_DISK=$MONITORING | %{ gc $_ | where-object {$_.contains(":DISK:OFF")} 
|Foreach-Object {$_ -replace ":DISK:OFF", ""} -ErrorAction silentlycontinue
if ($EXCLUDE_DISK -ne $null) {
$LIST_EXCLUDE_DISK =  [string]::join('', $EXCLUDE_DISK) + ''

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are you trying to change the txt file in the process?
what's the -replace used for?

Author Comment

ID: 39204825
No I'm not trying to change the txt file in the process.
The replace is used before executing
$LIST_DISK_1 = Get-WmiObject Win32_Volume -Filter "DriveType!='5' and not label like '%OS%'" |where-object {$ -notmatch $LIST_EXCLUDE_DISK}
I try your code but the result is the same.

Author Comment

ID: 39205087
where-object {$ -notmatch $LIST_EXCLUDE_DISK} does not work because
"k:\\data\\sql\\ k:\\data1\\sql\\"

How can I resolve it?

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ID: 39206174

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