ServerSentinel Keeps an Eye on Your Disk Space
TreeSize or SpaceObServer keep an eye on disk space development – but they won’t warn you, if hard disk space dwindles between scans. Luckily, there’s a solution: ServerSentinel is a highly flexible monitoring software with disk space sensor functionality.
Check Disk Space in Intervals
The ServerSentinel Disk Space Sensor reads the disk space usage on an local or remote hard disk. It compares free, used, and overall disk space against a condition you define. You decide how often you want the check to run.
Server space is important for daily business, running out of space should be avoided at all costs. In some cases no user is responsible for spikes in hard disk space usage – damaged scripts or programs, for example, can create huge log files and fill a hard disk in minutes. TreeSize and SpaceObServer will help you keep an eye on normal developments, but sometimes an automated warning is what you really want.
ServerSentinel delivers! A specialized sensor monitors disk space usage on your hard disks.
Setting up ServerSentinel Disk Space Sensor
Here’s how you make sure that no error will ever cause your servers to run full.
Let’s say you want to receive a warning once the free disk space on your company server drops under 10% of the available maximum. You define the condition, set up the sensor to check the disk space once every 30 minutes and you’re good to go!
Alert and Act
Say the sensor finds that the free disk space has dropped to 8% of the maximum. ServerSentinel will send your administrators a warning via email or text message and they can solve the problem. But what if it happens at night? Tell ServerSentinel to run counter measures via a script!
A script can delete temporary files and empty the trash – if this helps to raise the free disk space over the 10% minimum, everything is fine – if not, the sensor will react once again.