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Check last backup data
#1
Hi,
i'm trying to monitor the last backup file data on a windows machine with the pandora agent but i don't know how to do!!
Can someone help me please?

Thanks
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#2
Hi

The easy way to monitoring this files, is monitoring with DIR command the backup directory and check the last changes.

Regards
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#3
I've try but i'm not much able to work with strings in dos...
i saw that with this commad i can sort my *.TIB files in invert alphabetic order

dir *.tib / OD

but i dont understand how to use it in a module
can you help me please?
Thanks
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#4
Hi

Check with this configuration

module_begin
module_name test
module_type generic_data_string
module_exec dir /OD /TW | grep tib | tail -1
module_end

Regards
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#5
Thanks Mario,
i used your suggestion to resolve my problem like this

module_begin
module_name Ultimo-Backup
module_type generic_data_string
module_exec dir c:\programmi\pandora_agent\ /OD /TW | grep tib | tail -1 | cut -b -10
module_description Data Ultimo Backup Acronis
module_end

in this way i have only the date without any other info, like i want!!

now if i want to check if the last backup is older than 2 days and set an allert how can i do?

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#6
Hi

It's a bit convoluted setup, but it is possible

1º Create a Alert Template with this configuration:
    - Name: Not Change
    - Priority: (The one you want)
    - Condition type: On change and uncheck the box "Trigger when matches the value"
    Below, the text appears >>> The alert would fire when the module value does not change

In the second step you need to configure:
    Time threshold > 2 days, F.e. 1 week
    Min. number of alerts .- It's the most important setting for this alert. If your module interval is 5 minutes, this module run 12 times in an hour, 12x24= 288 times in a day and 288x2=576 times in 2 days. You have to set 576 in this field.
    Max number of alerts. Any number > to Min number of alerts

After this setting, you can now associate the module with this template.

Regards
                                                                   
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#7
Wow! you are great!
now i set up all you explained me

i attached the template!

now i' m checking a fake file than never change the last modification date, i hope that the alert fired tomorrow

thanks a lot, i tell you how it's work
Bye


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#8
Great!

I recommend, that you use a higher threshold to 2 days (50 hours for example). Thus, in case that a delay occurs in any execution of the module and not run the times that have been set in the time threshold.

Thanks, regards
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#9
I've set the threshold to 3 days but it's sent me a lot of mail alert...
the backup run every morning at 2 AM
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#10
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I've set the threshold to 3 days but it's sent me a lot of mail alert...
the backup run every morning at 2 AM
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Checkout, in the advanced parameters of the module, "Generate Unknown Events" of the module, that could be triggering false alert recovery events. Disable that checkbox and see if works for you.

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