Subject: Re: RAIDframe: notify me when a drive fails?
To: Greg Oster <email@example.com>
From: Geert Hendrickx <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/28/2006 18:21:02
On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 10:31:55AM -0600, Greg Oster wrote:
> Geert Hendrickx writes:
> > Hi,
> > can I configure raidframe to "do something" (e.g. send out an e-mail) when
> > one of the drives goes bad? Otherwise my RAID-1 is only good in theory...
> There's nothing currently in RAIDframe to handle that... If you
> havn't turned off "check_disks" in /etc/daily.conf, then the daily
> script will contain a note about any failed components.... (of
> course, one then needs to actually *read* those emails :-} )
I prefer to get mail only when there is something to report.
> (more integrated solutions are certainly welcome -- I've had volunteers
> to work on a "raid monitoring daemon", but that was some number of years
> ago now, and nothing came of it. :( )
It doesn't have to be a separate daemon per se. Something I can (easily)
check for via a cron-job is ok. The grep-for-failed thing works, but it
would be more elegant if e.g. raidctl -s would return an exit status >0 if
something is wrong and needs human intervention. Maybe combined with a -q
flag (for no output), it would get as easy as
raidctl -s -q raid0 || mail -s "RAID problem" ...
in an hourly cronjob.