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Is there a way to monitor the number of files in the dispatch directory?

richnavis
Contributor

I'd like to monitor and alert on the number of files in the dispatch directory.. What's the best way to accomplish this?

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ziegfried
Influencer

You could build an alert using the following query:

| rest /services/search/jobs | stats count | where count>2000

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jluste
Path Finder

Another option: I setup a monitor / report that breaks down both disk usage and dispatch jobs by user (as well as provides total amounts) so that I know who to talk to about anything crazy I see. Includes percentages as well.

| rest /services/search/jobs
| eval diskUsageMB=diskUsage/1024/1024
| rename eai:acl.owner as user
| eventstats count AS Total_Jobs, sum(diskUsageMB) AS Total_Storage
| eventstats count AS Jobs, sum(diskUsageMB) AS Storage by user
| eval Job%=round((Jobs/Total_Jobs)*100,1) . "%"
| eval Storage%=round((Storage/Total_Storage)*100,1) . "%"
| dedup user
| table user Jobs Total_Jobs Job% Storage Total_Storage Storage%
| sort - Jobs

jluste
Path Finder

This allows you to set both per user and overall alerts on either (or both) disk usage and count of jobs. Just add a
| where Jobs > X OR Total_Jobs > Y AND Storage > Z, etc.

only thing is that if you want to do math on the % fields, you'll want to either convert to number or remove the "%" sign I added in the evals.

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ziegfried
Influencer

You could build an alert using the following query:

| rest /services/search/jobs | stats count | where count>2000

richnavis
Contributor

Perfect, Thanks!

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