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Old 07-28-2011, 04:52 AM   #1
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how to write a cron jobs in linux to monitor my project diskspace usage?


how to write a cron jobs in linux to monitor my project diskspace usage?
check diskspce= du -h .

any clue for me as a beginner?
 
Old 07-28-2011, 05:08 AM   #2
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You could use something like
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/bin/df -h |  /bin/mail -s "diskusage" you@you.com
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:11 AM   #3
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Well what do you want your cron to do exactly?

Send an email? Write a log file? Etc...
if so, write a script which does what you want, and them put this script in your crontab

to add a cron just type
Code:
crontab -e
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:28 AM   #4
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the diskspace is shared between peers.
I use du -h . to check my disk usage.

to be more specific, I want to have a cron job which will send me my project directory disk usage and send me a mail everyday in order for me to monitor it.
I need this because my simulation results will be stopped if hitting my disk quota / limit.


crontab -e
du -ah /diskpath/ | mail -s "diskusage" you@mail.com

crontab: installing new crontab
"/tmp/crontab.XXXX1osPQ8":1: bad minute
errors in crontab file, can't install.
 
Old 07-29-2011, 06:41 AM   #5
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errors in crontab file, can't install.
You need to specify the time you want to run the crontab
See
http://adminschoice.com/crontab-quick-reference

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Old 08-01-2011, 10:39 PM   #6
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could i use this without admin command?
 
Old 08-02-2011, 12:09 AM   #7
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If you've got quotas enabled, you could use http://linux.die.net/man/1/quota
 
Old 08-02-2011, 05:22 AM   #8
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could i use this without admin command?
Yes, create the cron as a user.

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