I'm looking for some Open Source [free] or relatively inexpensive solution for monitoring specific folders on a file system and 'Windows' network with several shares. When a file is added or changed, I would like to be able to notify myself and/or others that there is a new file, or changes to the current files. We have a SBS 2003 Server with a couple of shares, in a small non-profit office.
I would prefer:
- Runs on Server Side (we have both Windows and Linux servers)
- Notification on different time scales - hourly/daily/weekly
- Notification sent via e-mail to different addresses
It would be entirely possible to 'roll my own' using bash/php/program of choice but I am curious as to any current solutions to avoid re-inventing the wheel. Also would love to hear anyone using a current system or how they have implemented this idea in their office.
Also most office workers are non-computer literate so git or other version control system isn't an option at this point.