findcommand to identify old backups and delete them. you should, however, consider doing something a little smarter than this.
it is often important for system administrators to get real time notification of critical events. unfortunately, it isn't immediately obvious how to do this in the syslog framework. in this article i show you step-by-step how to do this.
clearly guardians shouldn't be used as a crutch for a badly configured system. used appropriately, however, they can decrease downtime due to unexpected events or administrator-error.
in this article, i describe how to implement, install and configure a guardian using a lightweight bash script. i go on to describe how to watch over your lamp install using this guardian. please note that all code and configurations have been tested on debian etch but should be useful for other *nix flavors with subtle modifications.