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RaidEye is a tool for monitoring software RAID sets. When a RAID volume fails, RaidEye warns you with an alert sound and an alert email. RaidEye runs in background as a daemon. The graphic interface is used only to configure and monitor RaidEye status. A bash installer for headless servers is also available. RaidEye daemon is a C application, RaidEye frontends are cocoa/applescript and python applications. Why RaidEye? Because Mac OS X comes with an easy way to create RAID volumes (mirrored or striped), but has not a good way to control their integrity and to give feedbacks and alerts to system administrators.
- uses Mac OS X built-in RAID technology to check AppleRAID volumes
- the new RaidEye daemon runs in background, RAID failures are notified even if system is left at login screen
- constantly monitors RAID volumes status
- in case of RAID error notifies failures with email and sound alerts
- Includes RaidEye application frontend to install, configure and monitor RaidEye daemon
- uses google gMail SMTP server to send alert emails
- installs and runs in a few clicks on Mac workstations and laptops
- Includes a bash installer and configuration tool to install and run on headless servers
- RaidEye supports Mac OS X software RAID volumes (AppleRAID). Use Disk Utility to create, repair and manage RAID volumes.
- RaidEye is a Universal application, runs on both PowerPC and Intel architectures on Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8
- RaidEye is free and open source. NLPL license applies. Source code included in installer package.