I am trying to monitor a log file for a Windows service to ensure that the service is executing. Unfortunately, I cannot get a heartbeat out of the log, though there are entries almost constantly added. So what I would like to do is alert on the file when is DOES NOT grow since the last check. I could not find a way to do that...I can alert on increase or decrease, but not on "unchanged". Is there a way that this could be done without resorting to custom code?

asked 27 Feb '17, 16:34

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Hi TheSemicolon,

You could invert the the status of the monitor and then alert when there is no change. In my test I set the monitor to watch the size of a file and to alert on increase or decrease of 1%. Then in the monitor's Advanced Monitor Options, on the Status tab, I set the "Invert monitor status..." by checking the box. This worked, so that if there was no increase or decrease in the size I received an alert, if there was an increase or decrease no alert was sent.

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answered 27 Feb '17, 17:38

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