Old Files Test

This test tracks the age of the files within a specified directory on the system.

Target of the test : Any host

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every directory being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.


The IP address oh the host for which the test is to be configured.


The port on which the specified host listens.


Specify a comma-separated list of directory names to be monitored.


This flag indicates if the test must check the target directories recursively or not. If this flag is set to True, then all the sub-directories of each target directory are also checked.


This test will report the number of files that are older than the duration (in minutes) specified in the MaxAge text box.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Total files

The total number of files in the directory being monitored.



Total old files

The total number of old files - i.e. the files for which last modified time was smaller than the current time.