Check manual page of filestats

Age and Size of Files (mk_filestats)

Distribution Official part of Checkmk
License GPLv2
Supported Agents Windows Linux Freebsd Macosx Solaris AIX
This check monitors the size, age and count of specific files in the target host's filesystem. You can set lower and upper limits on the count, the modification time and the size of a file.

This check needs some configuration in the agent, as the agent needs to know the information about which files need to be sent.

The required python plug-in mk_filestats is configured via filestats.cfg located in the $MK_CONFDIR (usually /etc/check_mk/filestats.cfg). To add file groups to the check, add one configuration section to the file.

Note that the informational depth of the received data depends on the choosen output option.

For an extensive documentation of the available options, please refer to " --help".


One item is created per configured section using the 'file_stats' output, with the sections name as item.


One service is created for each section that the agent sends.