Monitoring geom

Mister Olli mister.olli at
Fri Mar 6 01:03:53 PST 2009

Hi Carl,

Thanks a lot for that tip. When I had a look a periodic.conf(8) there
are quite some more options for monitoring raid/ geom devices...
unfortunately there's no option for monitoring raid5 vinum devices...


Am Donnerstag, den 05.03.2009, 20:53 -0500 schrieb Carl Chave:
> 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
> /etc/periodic.conf.
> 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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