Nagios check_postgres plugin for checking status of PostgreSQL databases
This is check_postgres, a monitoring tool for Postgres.
The most complete and up to date information about this script can be found at:
This document will cover how to install the script.
For the impatient Nagios admin, just copy the "check_postgres.pl" file to your Nagios scripts directory, and perhaps symlink entries to that file by:
cd mkdir postgres cd postgres perl ../check_postgres.pl --symlinks
Then join the announce mailing list (see below)
The better way to install this script is via the standard Perl process:
perl Makefile.PL make env -i make test make install
The last step usually needs to be done as the root user. You may want to copy the script to a place that makes more sense for Nagios, if using it for that purpose. See the "Quick" instructions above.
make test, please report any failing tests to check[email protected] The tests need to have some standard Postgres binaries available, such as
psql, and `pgctl
. If these are not in your path, or you want to use specific ones, please set the environment variablePGBINDIR
first. More details on running the testsuite are available inREADME.dev`.
make installhas been done, you should have access to the complete documentation by typing:
The HTML version of the documentation is also available at:
The final step should be to subscribe to the low volume check_postgres-announce mailing list, so you learn of new versions and important changes. Information on joining can be found at:
General questions and development issues are discussed on the check_postgres list, which we recommend people join as well:
Development happens via git. You can check out the repository by doing:
https://github.com/bucardo/check_postgres git clone https://github.com/bucardo/check_postgres.git
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