[Dirvish] backup + nagios

Mateusz Pospieszny mateusz at bellsouth.net
Sun Aug 21 15:02:51 PDT 2005


On Sun, 2005-08-21 at 17:40 -0400, Jason Boxman wrote:
> On Sunday 21 August 2005 17:04, Paul Slootman wrote:
> <snip>
> > There are also other things to monitor, which aren't as obvious.
> > Currently there's also a Tivoli Storage Manager tape backup running off
> > the backup systems, and that eats a lot of memory (I suspect a bad
> > memory leak in the client). Once the linux kernel ran out of memory, and
> > picked cron as the sacrificial goat to the memory gods. Unfortunately we
> > only noticed after we needed a backup and the last one was 3 weeks
> > old... Since then we let nagios also check that cron is running :-)
> 
> Been there. ;)

The next thing I was going to put into my tiny nagios script is to make
sure the backup job has run "today". It already timestamps the moment of
completion. All is missing is to get current date and compare if it is
equal to the stamp.

I guess i was too lazy there, it shows the date in the nagios service
overview page, so i've stopped there.

Matt



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