Disk space reporting on sub folders on a VNX File CIFS shared file system

I recently had a comment on a different post asking how to report on the size of multiple folders on a single file system, so I thought I’d share the method I use to create reports and alerts on the space that sub folders on file systems consume. There is a way to navigate to all of the file systems from the control station, simply navigate to /nas/quota/slot_<x>. Slot_<x> refers to the data mover. The file systems on server_2 would be in the slot_2 folder.  Because we have access to those folders, we can simply run the standard unix ‘du’ command to get the amount of used disk space for each sub folder on any file system.

Running this command:

sudo du -h /nas/quota/slot_2/File_System/Sub_Folder

Will give an output that looks like this:

24K     /nas/quota/slot_2/File_System/Sub_Folder/1
0       /nas/quota/slot_2/File_System/Sub_Folder/2
16K     /nas/quota/slot_2/File_System/Sub_Folder

Each sub folder of the file system named “File_System” is listed with the space each sub folder uses. You’ll notice that I used the sudo command to run the du command. Unfortunately you need root access in order to run the du command on the /nas/quota directory, so you’ll have to add whatever account you log in to the celerra with to the /etc/sudoers file. If you don’t, you’ll get the error “Sorry, user nasadmin is not allowed to execute ‘/usr/bin/du -h -s /nas/quota/slot_2/File_System’ as root on “. I generally log in to the celerra as nasadmin, so I added that account to sudoers. To modify the file, su to root first and then (using vi) add the following to the very bottom of the file of /etc/sudoers (substitute nasadmin for the username you will be using):

nasadmin ALL=/usr/bin/du, /usr/bin/, /sbin/, /usr/sbin, /nas/bin, /nas/bin/, /nas/sbin, /nas/sbin/, /bin, /bin/
nasadmin ALL=/nas/bin/server_df

Once that is complete, you’ll have access to run the command.  You can now write a script that will report on specific folders for you. I have two scripts created that I’m going to share, one I use to send out a daily email report and the other will send an email only if the folder sizes have crossed a certain threshold of space utilization. I have them both scheduled as a cron job on the Celerra itself.  It should be easy to modify these scripts for anyone’s environment.

The following script will generate a report of folder and sub folder sizes for any given file system. In this example, I am reporting on three specific subfolders on a file system (Production, Development, and Test). I also use the grep and awk options at the beginning to pull out the percent full from the df command for the entire file system and include that in the subject line of the email.

 export NAS_DB

PERCENT=`sudo df -h /nas/quota/slot_2/File_System | grep server_2 | awk '{print $5}'`

echo "File_System Folder Size Report Date: $TODAY Host:$HOST" > /home/nasadmin/report/fs_report.txt
 echo " " >> /home/nasadmin/report/fs_report.txt
 echo "Production" >> /home/nasadmin/report/fs_report.txt
 echo " " >> /home/nasadmin/report/fs_report.txt

sudo du -h -S /nas/quota/slot_2/File_System/Prod >> /home/nasadmin/report/fs_report.txt

echo " " >> /home/nasadmin/report/fs_report.txt
 echo "Development" >> /home/nasadmin/report/fs_report.txt
 echo " " >> /home/nasadmin/report/fs_report.txt

sudo du -h -S /nas/quota/slot_2/File_System/Dev >> /home/nasadmin/report/fs_report.txt

echo " " >> /home/nasadmin/report/fs_report.txt
 echo "Test" >> /home/nasadmin/report/fs_report.txt
 echo " " >> /home/nasadmin/report/fs_report.txt

sudo du -h -S /nas/quota/slot_2/File_System/Test >> /home/nasadmin/report/fs_report.txt

echo " " >> /home/nasadmin/report/fs_report.txt
 echo "% Remaining on File_System Filesystem" >> /home/nasadmin/report/fs_report.txt
 echo " " >> /home/nasadmin/report/fs_report.txt

sudo df -h /nas/quota/slot_2/File_System/ >> /home/nasadmin/report/fs_report.txt


mail -s "Folder Size Report ($PERCENT In Use)" youremail@domain.com < /home/nasadmin/report/fs_report.txt

Below is what the output of that script looks like. It is included in the body of the email as plain text.

File_System Folder Size Report
Date: Fri Jun 28 08:00:02 CDT 2013


 24K     /nas/quota/slot_2/File_System/Production/1
 0       /nas/quota/slot_2/File_System/Production/2
 16K     /nas/quota/slot_2/File_System/Production


 8.0K    /nas/quota/slot_2/File_System/Development/1
 108G    /nas/quota/slot_2/File_System/Development/2
 0          /nas/quota/slot_2/File_System/Development/3
 16K     /nas/quota/slot_2/File_System/Development


 0       /nas/quota/slot_2/File_System/Test/1
 422G    /nas/quota/slot_2/File_System/Test/2
 0       /nas/quota/slot_2/File_System/Test/3
 16K     /nas/quota/slot_2/File_System/Test

% Remaining on File_System Filesystem

Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
 server_2:/ 2.5T 529G 1.9T 22% /nasmcd/quota/slot_2

The following script will only send an email if the folder size has crossed a defined threshold. Simply change the path to the folder you want to report on and change the value of the ‘threshold’ variable in the script to whatever you want it to be, I have mine set at 95%.

#Get the % Disk Utilization from the server_df command
 percent=`sudo df -h /nas/quota/slot_2/File_System | grep server_2 | awk '{print $5}'`

#Strip the % Sign from the output value
 percentvalue=`echo $percent | awk -F"%" '{print $1}'`

#Set the critical threshold that will trigger an email

#compare the threshold value to the reported value, send an email if needed
 if [ $percentvalue -eq 0 ] && [ $threshold -eq 0 ]
  echo "Both are zero"
 elif [ $percentvalue -eq $threshold ]
  echo "Both Values are equal"
 elif [ $percentvalue -gt $threshold ]
 mail -s "File_System Critical Disk Space Alert: $percentvalue% utilization is above the threshold of $threshold%" youremail@domain.com < /home/nasadmin/report/fs_report.txt

  echo "$percentvalue is less than $threshold"

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