Checking Your Site's Health, Part 2
"One strategy is to test every five minutes (from cron), but send a page only when things are broken, and then only once every thirty minutes. This message can be cut down to precisely show the failing tests and perhaps the associated error output and exit status of the test program. Once the error clears up, the program can page on the next round with a single "All clear," letting you turn back around and head home instead of finishing your midnight trek into the office to fix the problem."
(Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 30, 2004 )
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