Setting up and using monitors for multiple directories is just as easy. Mikayel shows how to monitor two directories. Extending the concept to more than two is trivial.
Always bear in mind that notifications can be created on a monitor. In his article, Mikayel sets up an e-mail notification to advise a group of people when the directory size exceeds 85,000 bytes. He also notes that the notification could just as easily be sent by SMS.
Mikayel’s article is a follow-on to Custom Monitors in Paid Monitor with Python by Hovhannes Avoyan. This previous article explains that the Python scripts are cross-platform tools, which are especially useful for sysadmins who manage mutliple platforms. Sure, you can use an OS script to do the same thing, but you will need to create one script for each platform and each script will require more than the three lines required by the Python scripts.
Monitoring Files and Directories with Paid Monitor by Mikayel Vardanyan. Published 2011.07.18 by Paid Monitor at blog.monitor.us/index.php/2011/07/18/monitoring-files-and-directories-with-paid-monitor. Accessed 2011.12.05.
Custom Monitors in Paid Monitor with Python by Hovhannes Avoyan. Published 2011.07.07 by Paid Monitor at blog.monitor.us/index.php/2011/07/07/custom-monitors-in-paid-monitor-with-python. Accessed 2011.12.05.
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