[Box Backup] monitoring bbackupd

Scott McNee boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Thu Aug 25 23:49:26 BST 2005

Hi Martin,
		Any chance of saving some work and getting a copy of the


Scott McNee

-----Original Message-----
From: boxbackup-admin at fluffy.co.uk [mailto:boxbackup-admin at fluffy.co.uk] =
Behalf Of Martin Ebourne
Sent: Friday, 26 August 2005 7:27 AM
To: boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Subject: Re: [Box Backup] monitoring bbackupd

On Thu, 2005-08-25 at 14:48 -0500, Alex Howansky wrote:
> I've got BoxBackup clients running on about a dozen servers and I'm=20
> finding that bbackupd dies every once in a while on one or another of=20
> them. While I suppose that in itself is a bug, what I'm really looking =

> for is a way to be able to tell (from a remote server) if that has=20
> happened. I've got an existing centralized monitoring system and I was =

> hoping to avoid installing some other local monitoring system on each=20
> machine. Ideally, I'd like to be able to do a remote connect to=20
> bbackupd over a TCP/IP port, but seems that bbackupd uses sockets=20
> only. Any ideas?

I actually use nagios on my machines. I've got a script I wrote for it =
restarts any service and it can check remote machines by use of =
Don't ever remember the clients dying though.

> I suppose alternatively, that I could use daemontools to keep bbackupd =

> running. Does anybody know offhand if fghack works ok in this case? Or =

> is there maybe an undocumented switch on bbackupd to prevent it from=20
> backgrounding?

You can give it SINGLEPROCESS as the first parameter (look in the self
tests). It's possible that may have other side effects I'm unaware of



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