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How do I Create a File Monitor?

Have any files you need to keep tabs on to make sure your app is healthy? Maybe it's a text-based file that's used for ETL jobs. Perhaps it's a log file that portends of problems. Could be a file that you update on a routine basis as part of a deployment. It may even be that you want to know if a file ever changes that should never be overwritten. Stackify's File Check monitors can keep you informed.

A file monitor can only be created for a single file, but you may have as many file monitors in Stackify as you desire. Directory & multiple file monitoring isn't currently supported.

Adding a File Check Monitor

Adding a File Check Monitor

The File Check option is in the Server Template Configuration window on the Monitoring screen.  To add a new File to be monitored select "File" as shown above. (To learn more about Templates, see Server Monitor Templates)

Configuring a File Check

Configuring a File Check

From the App Dashboard

From the App Dashboard

A File monitor can also be set up from each App Dashboard.

This is done in a similar way by navigating to the "Server" tab and selecting "File", then following the same steps as above.

Like all monitor types that are available in both Server Templates as well as App Dashboard configuration, the chief difference is that file monitors configured on a server will only be applied to any servers that have had the appropriate Server Template applied, whereas in the case of an App Dashboard configuration the file monitor will be applied on every device that the application is installed.

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