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Greetings,

I'm looking for some input from the experts.

I've got internal monitors that alerts me when the space is below certain thresholds.  But since these check the database, its not really real-time monitoring.  So I am wondering if someone could direct me on if this is possible with Remote Monitors?  I've looked at it the Monitor Wizard but I don't see a clear cut way of doing what I am looking to accomplish.  Any input is appreciated and thank you in advance.

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Ignite builds these monitors automatically.. Of course, most everyone hates them and builds their own monitors, but most use the stock scripts as their starting point. (See the "Agent Monitor Creation*" and specifically the "Agent Monitor Creation - Disk*" scripts under "_System Automation\Agent Maintenance")

For instance: https://www.labtechgeek.com/topic/2411-monitoring-disk-space/ , https://www.labtechgeek.com/topic/2907-monitoring-disk-space-why-so-clunky/ , https://www.labtechgeek.com/topic/3401-modify-quotagent-monitor-creation-diskquot-script-to-only-build-c-drive-monitor/

The default monitors alert when free space is below a fixed amount (1GB). Here is a solution to add remote drive monitors that monitor for a free space percentage. If the drive will need to be below the threshold configured in the monitor, just adjust the remote monitor directly on the agent. The maintenance script will not erase your changes and still will detect new drives and automatically build monitors for them. https://www.labtechgeek.com/topic/3962-monitoring-disk-space-adding-disk-percentage-monitors-to-agents/

Only drives with assigned drive letters will be monitored. Here is a remote monitor that will check volumes without a drive letter (Exchange Database Mount Points, Cluster Shared Volumes, any volume mounted without a letter...) https://www.labtechgeek.com/files/file/20-free-drive-space-monitor-for-mounted-volumes/

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Thank you.

I was hoping to find something built in that's a little less complicated.    So far, this solution is probably the most viable:

https://www.labtechgeek.com/topic/3962-monitoring-disk-space-adding-disk-percentage-monitors-to-agents/

Can I ask for a quick How-To on how to implement this?  I have the script imported.  Would I just run this to monitor my clients?  The way I am splitting my business up is just 24x7 and 8x5 support so I am trying to just create monitors, scripts, etc that run on those group and then schedule what I want at various intervals to increase security, redundancy, etc.

Plus, I am looking at info for all my clients, servers and workstations.

Right now the way I have it working is 3 Internal Monitors to report to me by email when drive space is < 100 gig, < 50 gig, and < 10 gig.  But these check the database, from my understanding, and so are not real-time.  Hence the reason I'm looking for something else and all my questions. 

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Ok, sorry for the dumb questions but I've got it now.  How do people generally run this?  Can I just schedule it to run once on a client?  I guess what I am getting at is the corresponding script, Agent Monitor Creation - Disk*, looks like it runs another script to delete the monitor night and re-create it.  Do I have to do something similar with this one?

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You can run it once on a agent, or make it a monitor.

If you check the built in monitors, under configuration , for example the "DRV - Free Space Remaining < 10% Total Size" - monitor you can set the interval and target.

Running a script on specific agents, right click and find your script. There you can set it to run once and with intervals.

See if that get you near your result.

If you can, read up on the documentation on how to make monitors, run scripts and schedule them.

https://docs.connectwise.com/ConnectWise_Automate/ConnectWise_Automate_Documentation/070/240/030 

Hope that helps.

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