[Dirvish] backup + nagios

Jason Boxman jasonb at edseek.com
Sun Aug 21 21:40:36 UTC 2005

On Sunday 21 August 2005 17:04, Paul Slootman wrote:
> 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. ;)

> I've sworn off Maxtors as well. I'm currently a WD fan, although Hitachi
> (ex-IBM) is looking good as well. I'm on the fence with Seagate :)
> We now have a nice storage system to play with at work, with 24 hotswap
> SATA disks (400GB WDs), connected to 2 3ware raid controllers. That's to
> replace the tape backup, which is currently our long-term backup.

I'm about to deploy a ton of WD 74GB Raptors at work on a large 3Ware storage 
array with the 9000 series controller.  Should be interesting.


Jason Boxman
Perl Programmer / *NIX Systems Administrator
Shimberg Center for Affordable Housing | University of Florida
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