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ClearCase Support: Automate Checking of ClearCase VOBs


I also periodically and automatically check all ClearCase VOBs using a UNIX Perl script. I do this by using the below script that does several basic checks. Here are the four primary features of this script:
  1. Checks each VOB if it is functioning and read accessible.
  2. Checks each VOB for valid owner and group permissions.
  3. Checks if the VOB Storage Partitions are almost running out of disk space.
  4. Checks if the VOB Registry has any issues.
You can modify the limits of each requirement to your environment's needs. From my experience, I recommend running this script about once a week via cron.


Here is how to execute this script.

$ check_VOBs.pl

You can download this Perl script here, or you can copy-n-paste from here:



This script was written for www.philforhumanity.com.

by Phil for Humanity
on 20081209

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