9704: Acronis Drive Monitor: Critical Events Monitoring

Last update: 19-11-2013

Acronis Drive Monitor supports monitoring of events in Windows event log

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Acronis Drive Monitor supports monitoring of events in Windows event log.

Your Windows operating system records events reported by hardware drivers, file system drivers and other components that participate in a storage management in Windows. There are three kinds of logs being recorded on a workstation: Application, System and Security (these logs can be viewed by computer administrators only).

By default, Acronis Drive Monitor provides multiple sources monitoring, including the following:

  • Disk
  • Dmboot
  • Dmio
  • Fastfat
  • Ftdisk
  • Ntfs
  • PartMgr
  • SRService
  • Volsnap
  • Windows File Protection

Event log provides you the information which may indicate an increasing risk of data loss. However, the enormous number of log files makes it difficult to track important changes that may affect the data safety.

For example, some hardware driver events may indicate problems in data transfer due to a faulty cable or contact oxidation. Other events indicate problems in the file system logical structure. If these messages are being ignored, the problem may become more severe and finally lead to partial or complete data loss. Acronis Drive Monitor checks for such event logs, and can provide early warnings so preventive actions can be taken.

With Acronis Drive Monitor you also can fine-tune Windows event log monitoring options for System and Application Windows logs according to your needs (see Acronis Drive Monitor: Critical Events Monitoring Configuration). You may select the events you consider critical for your hard drives and specify them in a script file; at the same time you may exclude some events, so they would not be listed at Critical Events page in Acronis Drive Monitor.

The current version of Acronis Drive Monitor does not provide a context help, which could help you to resolve every problem indicated by Critical Events monitoring. You may search for the solution in Microsoft Knowledge Base, using third-party web sites such as EventID.net or on the Internet.

After resolving the problem, you can remove the event from the list of reported events in Acronis Drive Monitor. To do this you need to select it at Critical Events page, then open the right-click menu and select Ignore once item – as a result, the event will be ignored in a particular case.

If you do not want to be informed about such events in the future, you can disable all further notifications about this and other events with the same Source and Event ID by selecting Ignore always item in the menu.

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