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Old 02-02-2012, 12:01 AM   #1
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Hi all,
I have setup a ubuntu 10.04 server at my workplace. Which is the best 'Server Monitoring tool' i can use and also back up tool?

Thanks
-Nakul

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Old 02-02-2012, 01:08 AM   #2
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Define 'best' as it's absolutely meaningless without a context - i.e. what you are trying to achieve.
 
Old 02-02-2012, 01:10 AM   #3
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Which server monitoring tool and backup tool you are using?
 
Old 02-02-2012, 12:21 PM   #4
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@klearview: I want to monitor hard disk and cpu status. Since it is a server(1 TB), i need a tool that gives me email notifications about the status of the server, like if there is no space remaining in harddisk it should notify me through a mail since i am the server admin.

@Satyaveer Arya: I have not installed any yet. I want to know which is reliable and easy to use.

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Old 02-02-2012, 01:40 PM   #5
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@klearview: I want to monitor hard disk and cpu status. Since it is a server(1 TB), i need a tool that gives me email notifications about the status of the server, like if there is no space remaining in harddisk it should notify me through a mail since i am the server admin.
In this case I'd use monit.

Code:
sudo apt-get install monit
For backups start with getting acquainted with rsync.
 
Old 02-02-2012, 10:28 PM   #6
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Why don't you use Google for your this question? Google will give you more information about your monitoring tool than asking here. Anyways now you haven't search on Google first but I searched for you some of the monitoring tools which can monitor and mail the information as well to you:

http://sixrevisions.com/tools/10-fre...that-kick-ass/
 
Old 02-02-2012, 11:28 PM   #7
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@Satyaveer Arya : I have googled all day and i got lot of tools. But how do i know which one is good? People who have used that tools will know which one is good. That is the reason i ask experienced ppl.
 
Old 02-02-2012, 11:38 PM   #8
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The BEST will be only according to your whole requirement. And you have to choose from them what your workplace need. So go through some of the monitoring tool and see what your workplace need.

I googled for some BEST monitoring tools, I came to know that Nagios is best monitoring tool. Here is the link below check this out:

http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2009/09/...itoring-tools/
 
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:28 AM   #9
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The BEST will be only according to your whole requirement.
This is a good point eg I've just recently built a Nagios/Cacti system, but for monitoring a single machine, its overkill ....
 
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@klearview: Thanks a lot klearview, i will go with it.
 
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GNakul can you please tell us what are your main requirements at your workplace for the need of Server Monitoring Tool?
 
Old 02-03-2012, 03:47 AM   #12
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@Satyaveer Arya: I need to monitor the server CPU and Harddisk status remotely(LAN)with email alerts. Like if hard disk space is almost 95%, it should alert me through mail.
The default 'System Monitor' on Ubuntu will show the status, but i need to monitor from my desk and also email alerts is wat i insist.

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Old 02-04-2012, 12:45 PM   #13
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@Satyaveer Arya: I need to monitor the server CPU and Harddisk status remotely(LAN)with email alerts. Like if hard disk space is almost 95%, it should alert me through mail.
The default 'System Monitor' on Ubuntu will show the status, but i need to monitor from my desk and also email alerts is wat i insist.
For this you can use a script also.
 
  


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