The below bash script, when executed, will check the % of disk space usuage of the complete filesystem and email a specified email address if more than 80% full.

Pre-req – create fs_report.log inside /var/log/


touch /var/log/fs_report.log 

Create a new bash script:

vim /path/to/script/ 

Replace the email address or modify the disk space below as needed:

#Extract % use for the filesystem
#Send email warning to if the raid is 80% or more full
#Include Folder/File sizes of the filesystem directory contents
df -h | awk '{ print $5 }' | cut -d'%' -f1 | while read usep; do
if [ $usep -ge 80 ]; then
echo "***$(hostname) is $usep% FULL at $(date)" > /var/log/fs_report.log
echo "***Please remove unnecessary data from $(hostname)" >> /var/log/fs_report.log
echo "***Detailed Folder/File size for BackupServer content:" >> /var/log/fs_report.log
df -h >> /var/log/fs_report.log
mail -s "WARNING-bksvr2 $usep% FULL" < /var/log/fs_report.log -- -f ""

*Make sure to make the script executable:

chmod +x

To automate this script add a cron job to run it on a regular basis:

0 8 * * * /path/to/script/

The above cron job will run the script at 8am everyday.

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