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FreeNAS Script Monitoring



I am trying to run this "get_hdd_temp.sh" script from FreeNAS to monitor the temperature on drivers.

But when creating the folder /var/prtg/scripts/ and putting the file in there I cannot seem to choose it when adding a SSH Script sensor. Rebooting the FreeNAS deletes the /prtg/scripts folder. So not sure why that happens.

Anyone that can help with how to fix this, and get this working?

folder freenas gone reboot script temperature

Created on Jun 23, 2018 10:44:16 AM

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Hi there,

When the directory is being deleted, then I am afraid there is no way around to execute the script.

The only thing that would come to mind is to execute the script via Cron and sending the results via "CURL" to a HTTP Push Data Sensor:

Best regards.

Created on Jun 25, 2018 2:56:33 PM by  Dariusz Gorka [Paessler Support]

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