[Dirvish] sending mail on any failure

Shawn (Red Mop) redmopml at comcast.net
Wed Apr 15 18:42:41 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 15 April 2009 03:03:52 am Dave Howorth wrote:
> fostandy wrote:
> > Hi, I'm new to this backup game. I'm wondering if there is a
> > straightforward way I can make dirvish (or it's pre/post exec scripts)
> > send an email if any stage of the backup process fails?
> My cron is set up to mail me with whatever output the job produces. So
> there's no need for me to do anything at all to get errors.
> It does mean I normally get a mail every day telling me that the backup
> has run. But the absence of that mail tells me there's something wrong
> elsewhere in the system ...

Looking for something like this?  It adds [**] to the subject if there an 
error of some kind.

Subject: Dirvish status (2009-04-15@(altered-host))

Disk usage:
                      3.5G  2.0G  1.5G  59% (altered-directory)

Image disk usage:
4.1M   (altered-image-location)

================== (altered-vault) ==================
client: (altered-client)
tree: (altered-tree)
rsh: ssh
Server: yertle
Bank: (altered-bank)
vault: (altered-vault)
branch: default
Image: 2009-04-15
Reference: 2009-04-14
Image-now: 2009-04-15 09:09:41
Expire: +4 weeks == 2009-05-13 09:09:41
Expire-rule: *  *       *       *       *       +4 weeks
        (altered exceptions)
SET permissions devices numeric-ids stats 
UNSET checksum init sparse whole-file xdev zxfer 
rsync -vrltH --delete -pgo --stats -D --numeric-ids --exclude-from=(altered-exclude --link-dest=(altered-link-dest 
(altered-backup-client) (altered-backup-destination)
Backup-begin: 2009-04-15 09:09:41
Backup-complete: 2009-04-15 09:10:52
Status: success

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