April 4th, 2012, 01:14 PM
Help with a ping batch file please
I have this problem at work.
It looks like the connection to one of our servers is dropping out randomly.
I want to write a batch file to constantly ping the server address and output the results to a text file that includes a date stamp. I also need to see the cmd prompt open and looking like its working for my peace of mind.
I am on Windows Server 2000 and have tried the following:
echo %time% >> C:\PingServer.txt
ping serveraddress >> C:\PingServer.txt
I have tried testing this on my laptop at home but nothing happens. Im running Windows 7 at home.
Thanks in advance
April 4th, 2012, 02:19 PM
This might not display to the screen but your text file will continue to fill. You can run the above without running it as a script.
ping -t 192.168.1.1 << C:\pingout.txt
April 4th, 2012, 02:55 PM
The file don't write on my machine. How do you write this in dos?
Originally Posted by AdamPI
April 4th, 2012, 06:31 PM
This is in DOS, only the chevrons are the wrong way around:
ping -t 192.168.1.1 >> C:\pingout.txt
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April 5th, 2012, 02:06 AM
Thanks for that. Sorry I missed it before as I was looking on my phone. Could you please tell me how to add a time stamp to each sent ping?
April 5th, 2012, 12:07 PM
In that case you will need a script (Sorry about the backwards brackets.)
I'd suggest using Powershell, your script could look something like this:
wrote it quick and dirty, so it may need some polishing
$logs = "C:\pingDS.txt"
$wait = 10
Get-Date | out-file "$logs" -append
ping 127.0.0.1 | out-file "$logs" -append
"Waiting $wait seconds"
start-sleep -s $wait
April 5th, 2012, 04:03 PM
Just FYI there are a bunch of available server monitoring applications both free and non-free. One of these apps may be better for you. Most include email notifications and such.
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