VM:Spool sends messages to inform you when spool-space usage has already reached the level that you identified or when it will soon reach your threshold. The MONITOR record in the VM:Spool configuration file controls spool-space monitoring.
The parameters on the MONITOR record specify:
- The threshold of spool-space usage at which you want to be notified (SPOOLFUL parameter).
- How often VM:Spool is to check the spool space (WAITTIME parameter).
- The time at which you want to be notified of an impending spool-full condition. The time is based on the VM:Spool estimate of the length of time that is required to reach the threshold (WARNTIME parameter).
VM:Spool observes the amount of spool space being used at WAITTIME intervals, combines its last four observations, and calculates spool-space usage trends. If the current trend is toward increasing spool-space usage, VM:Spool projects how soon spool space will reach your defined threshold (SPOOLFUL parameter) if the current trend continues. If VM:Spool estimates that spool space will reach this threshold within the amount of time you specified on the WARNTIME parameter, VM:Spool sends a warning message to users identified on the MONOPER record. User IDs at other RSCS nodes can receive the messages also.