Moving a server over to a RAID

Luis Paulo luis.barbas at
Tue Aug 24 15:48:46 UTC 2010

On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 2:40 PM, Mike A. Leonetti
<mikealeonetti at> wrote:
>  (2010年08月22日 09:14), Luis Paulo wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 9:07 PM, Mike A. Leonetti
>> <mikealeonetti at> wrote:
>>>  (2010年08月21日 15:27), Luis Paulo wrote:
>> <snip>
>> BTW, a question to all, if you have a full raid1 (or 5) system, how do
>> you know a disk has failed? I know you configure a mail address on
>> mdadm.conf that reports it, ok, but you won't know it until you have
>> read the mail. Do any of you have a way to get informed more "on the
>> spot"?
>> (Somehow this seems a stupid question, don't really know why)
>> Thanks
>> Luis
> What I do is I have nagios monitor all servers with RAID monitored by
> nagios by having NRPE and send e-mail alerts when /proc/mdstat reports
> that a device is down (or shown as _ and not U).  The script I found
> online was a Perl script that I can't seem to find anymore but that
> really helps keep everything monitored.  Since nagios will keep polling
> and depending on your settings keep sending alert e-mails you will
> likely get the e-mail and be notified.

I was trying not to install nagios (I prefer small tools as opposed to
"do everything and also make a good coffee" software :), but I guess
it's a good time to give it a try (before I change to lucid).
I'll look into it, thanks for the reply.


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