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Assign Directories

The Directories tab found within various directory monitor templates enables you to select the target directories to act on.

  • When accessing a Windows machine, administrator Windows Shares are used.
  • When accessing a Linux or other Unix server, SFTP over SSH is used.
  • When accessing an FTP server, FTP/S is used.

  • The Select a host drop-down includes a drop-down button and an add button.
  • Use the Drop-Down Drop-Down Button button to select an already existing host.
  • Use the Add Add Button button to add a new host to the system.
  • Once a host is selected, the tree view is populated with the file system contents.

Select Host Drop-Down

  • Navigate to the directory you would like to target then select the tree node. Once selected the Search criteria text box is populated with the UNC path.
  • If the name of the target directory contains the current date and/or time and the name of the directory changes based on the current date and/or time, use the text box to enter criteria then click the Add button. The following tags are available:
    Yearyy or yyyyUse to replace the current year.
    MonthM or MMUse to replace the current month.
    Dayd or ddUse to replace the current day.
    Hourh or hhUse to replace the current hour.
    Alert When specifying date and time tags wrap the tags with <>.
    For example, <yyyy_MM_dd>
    Information See Microsoft's documentation for supported date and time values:
    Standard date and time format strings
  • To wildcard a directory within the path, specify *.
    For example, \\HOSTNAME\C$\Users\*\Documents
    Alert Directory wildcards are only supported on Windows.
  • Use the Check Check Button button to test the search criteria. If the search criteria is successful, the top ten files found in the target directory are listed in a popup notification.
  • If you target a directory that is not present on some targeted servers, and you do not want to receive error alerts or trigger the server's status, select Ignore directory not found errors.

Related Topics

Target Files and Sub-Directories

Standard date and time format strings