Daily and Weekly Periodic Scripts

Frank Leonhardt frank2 at fjl.co.uk
Wed Feb 22 09:33:10 UTC 2017

For what it's worth, in a similar situation I simply have a cron 
triggered script that greps certain files (or the output of certain 
utilities) and fires off an email if it finds/doesn't find certain 
things. Very simple and flexible, and it keeps nagging if I don't do 
anything about it. I keep thinking of doing something more gala, but 
over many years I've found this actually works for me.

Regards, Frank.

On 21/02/2017 22:02, Doug Hardie wrote:
> I used to have a few servers and reading the daily and weekly periodic reports was a bit time consuming, but still viable.  However, now I have a bunch of servers and am swamped with those reports daily.  I have even less time available to read them and generally end up deleting them in mass.  I have on occasion, although not in a few years, identified issues in those reports that need to be addressed.  That part bothers me.
> I was wondering if anyone has done anything to create code to review those scripts and identify issues and only report those issues.  For example, looking at the network counts, the collision rate should always be zero on ethernet.  Finding a number there greater than zero is a problem that needs to be addressed.  Likewise the error counts should also be zero.  However, some systems do have a normal low level of errors so that rate would need to be configurable per system.
> — Doug
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