[CentOS] Testing remote machine status in a script ?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 17:00:33 UTC 2009

Niki Kovacs wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to test the status of a remote machine in a script. Something like:
> IF remote machine is switched on / connected to the network...
> ... THEN launch backup.
> How would you go about that?

I always recommend backuppc (either from http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/ or the 
package in epel) because it does all this for you and gets it right.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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