How do I configure a recurring event log filter?

Article ID: 483
Category: Event Log Monitoring
Updated: 2023-02-23

A Recurring Event filter is useful in situations where you would like to take an action when an event does not occur. A common use case for this is a successful backup job. Most backup software will write an event to the event log when it completes successfully. If this event is not generated, then we know something went wrong with the backup and we will like an alert from EventSentry.

You can turn any Event Log filter to a recurring event filter by clicking the "Hour/Day" tab and setting the schedule type to "Recurring Event." The following filter will expect to find the event configured in the "General" tab during the 8:00 AM hour everyday.

If the event does not occur, EventSentry will write the following event to the Application log.