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Aug
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comment Anyone seen a helper program to create a changelog for a server?
Thanks for the suggestion, however I would prefer for this script to use the user's default editor (just like hg/svn commit) and I wouldn't want the user to have to specify the file.
Aug
13
asked Anyone seen a helper program to create a changelog for a server?
Apr
29
comment How to keep a pylons web-application server running on windows server 2003
Well, I have never had applications crash, that I am aware of. I have had exceptions, but I trap my exceptions at a high level so they don't make it through to IIS. However, I did have application pools designed to shut-down the application to conserve resources if the application hadn't been used in 20 minutes (this is the default behavior). IIS knows that if a request comes in and there is no application in the application pool, that it needs to start the application. I assume this would work the same if the application crashed.
Apr
27
revised Best tool for monitoring backups, etc. and trending statstics from that data
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Apr
27
comment Best tool for monitoring backups, etc. and trending statstics from that data
Thanks for the comment, I think I had ruled out opsview for some reason, but based on your recommendation, I may end up trying it before I jump into nagios proper.
Apr
27
comment What are the pit-falls of using Windows 7 as a web server?
Maybe not exactly, but it points you in the right direction. If the technical limitation in IIS 5.1 (Windows XP) and IIS 7 (Vista) was connection limits, its likely that the IIS 7.5 has similar issues, and would be something specific for you to research.
Apr
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Apr
27
answered How to keep a pylons web-application server running on windows server 2003
Apr
27
answered What are the pit-falls of using Windows 7 as a web server?
Apr
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Apr
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revised Best tool for monitoring backups, etc. and trending statstics from that data
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Apr
27
comment Looking for software to monitor scheduled emails and notify when they don't arrive or contain errors
I have realized I need to invest in a real monitoring system like nagios or zabbix and then just write a plugin to test the status of the job. Email is easy, but once the monitoring infrastructure is in place, monitoring is pretty easy too.
Apr
27
accepted Looking for software to monitor scheduled emails and notify when they don't arrive or contain errors
Apr
26
comment Best tool for monitoring backups, etc. and trending statstics from that data
Do you think it would be better to "push" stats to nagios over HTTP or let it pull stats from log files?
Apr
26
comment Best tool for monitoring backups, etc. and trending statstics from that data
Thanks for the answer. I already have a framework that handles running backups (and other tasks), which collects statistics, so backupninja would be overkill. Nagios seems to be a consensus and then munin or cacti to trend.
Apr
26
comment Best tool for monitoring backups, etc. and trending statstics from that data
Just for clarification, I wouldn't be writing my own monitoring tool. The question is to get recommendation for monitoring/trending tools that will integrate with the backup/script-running framework I have built.
Apr
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asked Best tool for monitoring backups, etc. and trending statstics from that data
Oct
9
comment Looking for software to monitor scheduled emails and notify when they don't arrive or contain errors
In some instances, your advice is helpful. However, its common to have jobs that we want to make sure run on scheduled tasks and often the easiest way to know they have run is to send an email (backup jobs for instance). While some other kind of monitoring system could be implemented in many cases, the complexity of doing so is often not warranted. Sending an email is easy and if we had a system to monitor those emails, it would be a much less complicated than trying to monitor lots of different processes accross diverse platforms and applications.
Oct
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