but, one thing i really want to know is if they're doing their backups every day. well, i have them connected to an nfs server. and i can run find on the backup directory. you can, too. i like find, by the way. i really do.
find /opt/vm-repo/vm_backups -type d -mtime 0 | sort | mail -s "vm_backup dir change" firstname.lastname@example.org ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ | | | | | dir to find in dir | alpha mail to me | modify time 24hrscrontab it and away you go.
here's what i get:
/opt/vm-repo/vm_backups /opt/vm-repo/vm_backups/sillyvm /opt/vm-repo/vm_backups/sillyvm/sillyvm-2015-03-12_23-00-01 /opt/vm-repo/vm_backups/sillyvm/sillyvm-2015-03-13_05-00-01 /opt/vm-repo/vm_backups/sillyvm/sillyvm-2015-03-13_11-00-01