Paul Winkeler

NAME

drive-watch.pl - Monitor NetBackup Drive Status

SYNOPSIS

drive-watch.pl -n <people-who-care> -i <check-interval> &

DESCRIPTION

The tape drives in a NetBackup installation are prone to going DOWN for various and sundry reasons. This script does not attempt to diagnose this situation but rather its goal is to inform a set of people of such events.

By running as a daemon the script can compare the status of each drive over time and only sent its alerts out when a transition of interest occurs.

Since a NetBackup environment can consist of many Media Managers, not all of which are active and since each Media Manager may well have drives defined which are not active, drive-watch.pl will only report on so-called "known" drives. The "known" attribute is assigned to drives which are:

  • stand-alone drives referenced by a StorageUnit definition

  • robotic drives housed in a robot referenced by a StorageUnit definition

AUTHOR

Winkeler, Paul pwinkeler@pbnj-solutions.com

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2002 Paul Winkeler