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Checks a Subversion repository is online and accessible. Accepts username/password credentials and can connect to any networked subversion repository using either svn://, http:// or https://.

Checks a Subversion (SVN) repository using the svn, http or https protocols.

It uses the svn command line client to fetch a directory listing from the subversion server. Use --verbose once to display the directory listing at the end of the status output on one line.

Takes various options including username, password, protocol, port, directory, verbosity, timeout limit and timing information on how long the test took. Follows Nagios coding standards with built in default timeouts, -vvv verbosity debugging for full dump output for troubleshooting etc.

Basic Usage:

check_svn -H server1
SVN OK: svn repository online - directory listing successful

check_svn -H server2
SVN CRITICAL: Error connecting to svn server - Can't connect to host 'server2': Connection refused

More Usage Examples

check_svn -H server2 --port=3690 --username=hari --password=somethingsecret --verbose
SVN OK: svn repository online - directory listing: dir1 dir2 dir3 file1 file2 file3...

./check_svn -H --http --dir /repos/svn --timing
SVN OK: svn repository online - directory listing successful. Test completed in 2.712 seconds

./check_svn -H --http --dir /repos/svn -v
SVN OK: svn repository online - directory listing: README branches/ developer-resources/ mk.xiv/ svn-logos/ tags/ trunk/


There are several switches to control the test


./check_svn --help

For full details


NOTE: Some people have had problems with the following message:
SVN CRITICAL: Error connecting to svn server - Can't open file '/root/.subversion/servers': Permission denied
This is a Nagios environment issue rather than a plugin issue. To fix it, set the HOME environment variable explicitly to the home directory of the nagios user in your commands configuration file:

command_line export HOME=/home/nagios && $USER1$/check_svn .......


For support, feature requests or bug fixes contact me at hpsekhon at googlemail dot com.
Reviews (3)
All options I was expecting are in there.
Good job mate.

Worked on Nagios alerts for space issues on servers.

When i am going to add below line in command.cfg on nagios server

command_line export HOME=/home/nagios && $USER1$/check_svn

below error is coming while compile the nagios.cfg file

Reading configuration data...
Read main config file okay...
Processing object config file '/etc/nagios/objects/commands.cfg'...
Error: Unexpected token or statement in file '/etc/nagios/objects/commands.cfg' on line 26.
Error processing object config files!

***> One or more problems was encountered while processing the config files...

Check your configuration file(s) to ensure that they contain valid
directives and data defintions. If you are upgrading from a previous
version of Nagios, you should be aware that some variables/definitions
may have been removed or modified in this version. Make sure to read
the HTML documentation regarding the config files, as well as the
'Whats New' section to find out what has changed.
by, December 29, 2011
Thank you very much!

It worked perfect!