Operating Systems have come a long way since their early days: from multi-threading to hardware optimisation advancements, there is a lot that's improved. One area almost all OSs are still as bad as their early days is running out of storage.
While a lot of OSs can cope gracefully with memory pressures, most major Operating Systems panic, crash or become unresponsive when they run out of root disk storage. This is often the root of many issues in software applications.
What are Disk Space Alerts?
We have just released the latest update to help make both Ops and Devs lives easier: Disk Space Alerts. Disk Space Alerts will send you an alert via your preferred notification channel(s) when the disk of a server crosses the space usage threshold you have set.
How does it work?
You can define a threshold per server for when you want to be alerted. We have set the default threshold at 80%, and you will receive alerts when your server disk usage crosses that threshold.
This threshold is configurable on your server detail page and you can opt in and out of the notifications via the Stack Notification page. For more information visit our Disk Space Alerts help page.
We hope this helps you to sleep more peacefully without worrying about your servers!