Provided by: spong-server_2.7.7-12_all
spong-cleanup - perform nightly maintenance to the spong database
This program performs routine, regular maintenance of the spong
· Cleans out any history older then 7 days. It moves the old history
for each host into the $SPONG_ARCHIVE directory. If you don’t
think you would ever want to get at that history, then you can just
change the script so that it is deleted.
· * Removes any acknowledgements that are no longer valid.
· * Removes any services that don’t seem to be reported any more (if
you stop monitoring something on a machine - the old entry will
still hang around and show up as purple).
The spong-cleanup program should be run every night as a cronjob. This
will ensure that database queries are speedy especially the History Log
spong-cleanup reads the standard spong.conf and spong.conf.<host>
This defines the directory where the Spong database will be stored.
Each host will have a subdirectory in this directory which is named
for the host.
The directory where to put old history file entries for each host.
Each host has it’s own file in this directory.
This is the number of days of history to keep for each host in the
spong-server database. Any old history is append to the file for
the host under the $SPONG_ARCHIVE directory.
This is the number of days to retain stale service status (i.e.
purple status) entries in the spong-server database. Any service
service status entries older than <$OLD_SERVICE> days old are
deleted from the database.
Perl v5.005_03 or greater is required.
None know bugs.
Ed Hill <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Unix System Administrator, The University
Stephen L Johnson <email@example.com>
Based on code/ideas from Sean MacGuire (BB), and Helen Harrison (Pong).
Ed Hill original converted Big Brother (http://www.bb4.com) into Perl
which diverged from Big Brother to become Spong. Ed Hill continued
Spong development until version 2.1. Stephen L Johnson took over
development in October, 1999 with his changes which became Spong 2.5.