NAME

fresh-backups - Plugin to monitor the freshness of backup files

APPLICABLE SYSTEMS

Any system with some automated backup creating or updating archive files.

This works well with backup-manager.

CONFIGURATION

The following example checks all tar.bz2 files in /path/to/your/backups/, and counts all those that are less than 2 days old, and there should be 4 separate daily archives.

        [fresh-backups]
        user root
        env.backup_dir /path/to/your/backups/
        env.lifetime 2
        env.archive_pattern *.tar.bz2
        env.backup_number 4

This will also set the warning and critical values for this plugin to 2*4 and 4, respectively, meaning that if the number of fresh files goes below those limits, the relevant notifications will be triggerred.

An example configuration snippet for backup-manager [0] follows.

        export BM_REPOSITORY_ROOT="/path/to/your/backups"
        export BM_TARBALL_FILETYPE="tar.bz2"
        export BM_TARBALL_DIRECTORIES="/etc /home /srv /data"

[0] https://github.com/sukria/Backup-Manager

AUTHOR

Olivier Mehani <shtrom+munin@ssji.net>

LICENSE

GPLv2

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