Monitor UNIX / Linux Server Disk Space with Shell Script

in Categories Monitoring last updated April 10, 2008

Shell script to monitor or watch the disk space and send an email alert if the (free avilable) percentage of space is >= 90%

#!/bin/sh
# Shell script to monitor or watch the disk space
# It will send an email to $ADMIN, if the (free avilable) percentage 
# of space is >= 90% 
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# Linux shell script to watch disk space (should work on other UNIX oses )
# SEE URL: http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/shell-script-to-watch-the-disk-space.html
# set admin email so that you can get email
ADMIN="me@somewher.com"
# set alert level 90% is default
ALERT=90
df -H | grep -vE '^Filesystem|tmpfs|cdrom' | awk '{ print $5 " " $1 }' | while read output;
do
  #echo $output
  usep=$(echo $output | awk '{ print $1}' | cut -d'%' -f1  )
  partition=$(echo $output | awk '{ print $2 }' )
  if [ $usep -ge $ALERT ]; then
    echo "Running out of space \"$partition ($usep%)\" on $(hostname) as on $(date)" | 
     mail -s "Alert: Almost out of disk space $usep" $ADMIN
  fi
done