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Hi,

I was just wondering if Splunk can be sceheduled to monitor a file regularly, and send out alerts if this file does not get updated for a specific time period , lets say for 5 minutes. Please help me in doing so, if possible.

Thanks, Nitin.

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SplunkTrust

Yes, sort-of. I am assuming this file is a logfile, and there are timestamped events in it. If Splunk is indexing this log file you could schedule a saved search with a conditional alert in Splunk that does something like:

source=/path/to/my/log/file host=host.my.logfile.is.on earliest=-5m@m 

And only fires the alert if the results returned are <= 0.

http://www.splunk.com/base/Documentation/latest/Admin/Setupalertsinsavedsearches.conf

Builder

I do that now for several of my log files...

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