Monitoring geom

Carl Chave carl at
Thu Mar 5 18:18:55 PST 2009

>From Michael Lucas' Absolute FreeBSD book page 550:

FreeBSD can include a status check of your mirrored disks in its daily
periodic(8) run. Just add the line daily_status_gmirror_enable="YES" to

Not sure about other raid types beyond mirrors.

On 3/5/09, Mister Olli <mister.olli at> wrote:
> Hi hi...
> What is the best way to monitor geom software raids (gmirror & gvinum
> raid5)???
> The solution I'm searching for should be a kind of script which checks
> the status, and drops me an email if something is wrong.
> I found a nagios plugin, but currently I'm unable to invest enough time
> to get nagios up and running for the customer...
> Thanks a lot...
> greetz
> Olli
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