Monitor high disk usage in your PowerShell application

LogSnag makes it easy to track your PowerShell application and monitor when it is experiencing high disk usage.

When building PowerShell applications, we often end up dealing with persistent data in one way or another. This can be a simple JSON, CSV, or text file on disk, uploading files to cloud storage such as S3 or Google Cloud Storage, or even storing data in a database such as MongoDB or MySQL. In all of these cases, disk usage is a critical aspect of our PowerShell application and can significantly affect the user experience.

Therefore, monitoring our PowerShell application's disk usage is essential, whether in the local environment or somewhere in the cloud. This is critical as going over a certain threshold can cause our application to crash or become unavailable, resulting in a significant loss of revenue and user experience.

LogSnag is a powerful event tracking tool that works seamlessly with PowerShell and makes it trivial to track any important event in our PowerShell application in real time. For example, one common use case for LogSnag is tracking disk usage in real-time and setting up rules to notify our team and us when our disk usage has exceeded a certain threshold. This way, we can always be aware of the performance of our application and take immediate action if needed.


Setting up LogSnag

  1. Sign up for a free LogSnag account.
  2. Create your first project from the dashboard.
  3. Head to settings and copy your API token.

PowerShell code snippets

Use the following code to connect LogSnag to your PowerShell application and track disk usage: Please replace the YOUR_API_TOKEN with your API token and update the project and channel names.

Using PowerShell with RestMethod
$headers = New-Object "System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary[[String],[String]]"
$headers.Add("Content-Type", "application/json")
$headers.Add("Authorization", "Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN")

$body = "{`"project`":`"my-saas`",`"channel`":`"status`",`"event`":`"High Disk Usage`",`"description`":`"The disk usage is high.`",`"icon`":`"💾`",`"notify`":true}"

$response = Invoke-RestMethod 'https://api.logsnag.com/v1/log' -Method 'POST' -Headers $headers -Body $body
$response | ConvertTo-Json

PowerShell integration details

In addition to real-time event tracking, LogSnag provides powerful features such as cross-platform push notifications, event filtering, user and product journeys, charts, insights, and more. Via LogSnag, you can get better insight into your PowerShell application and track anything important all in one place and in real time.

We strive to make event tracking simple and accessible to every developer and team. Therefore, we have worked hard to create the next generation of event tracking tools. As a result, LogSnag is flexible and easy to use, making it a great companion for your PowerShell applications.

Other use-cases for LogSnag

  1. Track payment events via PowerShell

  2. Track user signup events via PowerShell

  3. Track your PowerShell cron jobs

  4. Track waitlist signup events via PowerShell

  5. Track user sign in events in PowerShell

  6. Get a notification when your PowerShell code is done executing

  7. Monitor when a user exceeds the usage limit for your PowerShell service

  8. Monitor when a new feature is used in your PowerShell application

  9. Monitor suspicious activity in your PowerShell application

  10. Monitor when a user is being rate limited in your PowerShell application

  11. Monitor when database goes down in your PowerShell application

  12. Monitor your CPU usage in your PowerShell application

  13. Monitor memory usage in your PowerShell application

  14. Track when a file is uploaded to your PowerShell application

  15. Track when a form is submitted to your PowerShell application

  16. Track canceled subscriptions in your PowerShell application

  17. Monitor failed payments for your PowerShell application

  18. Monitor your CI/CD build status for your PowerShell application

  19. Monitor when a user changes their email address in your PowerShell application

  20. Monitor Redis downtime in your PowerShell application

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