[CentOS] Disk space warning ("gdu-notification-daemon" type) for remote systems

Wed Mar 12 17:41:53 UTC 2014
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 9:46 AM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>> Toralf Lund wrote:
>> <snip>
>>> Obviously. But like I said, I was wondering if there was a "more
>>> automatic" way directly supported by the distro. Like, maybe you could
>>> somehow configure "gdu-notification-daemon" so that it would
>>>  1. Start automatically independently of logins.
>>>  2. Redirect notifications to a different system.
>> <snip>
>> Perhaps a milter to forward a logwatch email (which goes to root) if
>> there's a line that has on it "Warning. Disk Filling up"?
> I think logwatch only runs once a day.   If something is being logged
> you can catch it immediately with swatch.  And you can send a pop-up
> to an X session with 'send-notify' - with the usual assortment of ways
> to connect to remote sessions (along with the usual issues of having
> permission to connect to sessions that aren't yours.).

It does only run once a day. I wasn't sure just how frequently a user
fills the filesystem, or how much might happen in one day. I am, please
note, strongly prefer fire prevention to fire-fighting.....