Re: Monitor file system free space



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mark@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
I had a problem with my (small) disk filling up and crashing my mail
server. So, I wrote a simple perl script to take the output of 'df -h'
and look for a % full that is greater than 97% and send me an e-mail if
the % is greater than 97. I run the script daily from crontab. It works
fine.

Yesterday I downloaded an iso image (which brought the file system fill
from 93% to 100% so that the mail server could not send me the e-mail
warning. Is there another way to approach this problem (a different
tool?)so that I can be notified BEFORE the file system is too full?

If your mail server is important ( ;-) ), put your mails and/or all of
/var on a separate partition, maybe with quotas.

Do the same for /home.

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Johannes

Three nations have not officially adopted the International System
of Units as their primary or sole system of measurement: Burma,
Liberia, and the United States.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Si_units
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