DiskPulse is a real-time disk change monitoring solution allowing one to monitor one or more disks or directories, save reports and disk change monitoring statistics, export detected changes to a centralized SQL database, execute custom commands and send E-Mail notifications when unauthorized changes are detected in critical system files.
Real-Time Disk Change Monitor
DiskPulse is a powerful real-time disk change monitoring solution allowing one to monitor changes in one or more disks and directories, send E-Mail notifications, save various types of reports, generate statistical pie charts, export detected changes to an SQL database, send error messages to the system event log and execute custom commands when a user-specified number of changes detected.
Analyze Detected File Changes
The DiskPulse disk change monitor provides multiple types of pie charts capable of showing numbers of changed files and the amount of changed disk space per extension, change type, file size and file type. In order to open the charts dialog in the DiskPulse GUI application, select the ‘Command – View Charts’ menu item.
Filter Detected File Changes
DiskPulse Pro allows one to categorize and filter detected file system changes by the file extension, file type and change type. When monitoring one or more disks or directories, DiskPulse automatically categorizes all detected file system changes and constantly updates the list of file categories, which is located just under the change list in the main GUI application.
Save Disk Monitoring Reports
DiskPulse Pro provides power computer users with the ability to export disk monitoring reports to the HTML, Excel CSV and text formats. In order to export a disk monitoring report, press the ‘Report’ button located on the main toolbar.
SQL Database Integration
DiskPulse Ultimate and DiskPulse Server provide the ability to export detected file system changes to an SQL database via the ODBC database interface. In order to be able to export file system changes to an SQL database, the user need to configure the ODBC database interface on the main options dialog.
Monitor Specific File Types
DiskPulse Pro provides power computer users with the ability to monitor specific file types according to the specified file matching rules. For example, the user may specify to monitor changes in program files and DLL libraries located on the system disk.
Send E-Mail Notifications
Sometimes, it may be required to send E-Mail notifications about changes in critical system directories or files. In order to enable E-Mail notifications for a disk change monitoring command, open the monitoring command dialog, select the ‘Advanced’ tab, enable disk change monitoring actions and specify the number of file system changes that should trigger the specified notifications actions.
Execute Custom Actions
DiskPulse Ultimate and DiskPulse Server provide power users and IT professionals with the ability to automatically generate reports, send messages to the system event log, save reports to an SQL database and/or execute custom commands, scripts and/or batch files when a disk monitoring operation detects a user-specified number of file system changes.
Command Line Utility
In addition to the GUI application, DiskPulse Ultimate includes a command line utility allowing one to monitor disks or directories from an OS shell window. The DiskPulse command line utility provides power users and system administrators with the ability to integrate disk monitoring capabilities into batch files and shell scripts. The DiskPulse command line utility is located in the /bin directory.
DiskPulse Server is a server-based product version, which runs in the background as a service and allows one to perform multiple, parallel disk change monitoring operations, send E-Mail notifications, save various types of reports, export detected changes to a centralized SQL database, send error messages to the system event log and/or execute custom user commands when a user-specified number of changes detected.
Note: Limitations in the unregistered version. Does not send Email notifications, Can not create rule sets and can not perform custom actions.