How can I monitor a directory size?
Q: I need to monitor a directory size (sum of file sizes in the directory). How can I do that?
A: Some examples of custom monitors are delivered with IPHost Network Monitor installation. One of them is a program that counts a directory size. This program (dirsize_kb.exe) is provided with its source code and a batch file to build the executable. To use the program, select iphost_dirsize_kb.exe from scripts folder of IPHost Monitor installation path and provide the following parameters:
directory or share name directory to collect size for -t timeout timeout in seconds -l domain:username:password credentials to logon in case on needs to access remote server
A typical set of command-line parameters looks like:
\\SERVER\share -t 20 -l $AdminDomain:$AdminName:$AdminPassword
Note that directory size calculation can take quite a large time, so please consider running it not too frequently in order not to overload the system.