I am about to reprogram my Raspberry Pi for its new purpose which is being the glue between all of my devices for my university work and other data.
Basically, my Raspberry Pi will share drives to Macs and PCs over the network and via FTP. It will also manage backups between my devices (backing itself up too) and help to make sure my data is never lost, no matter what happens.
I want to leave it running in my university shared house while I return home to visit family, so that I can still access my fixed drives over the Internet via my MacBook.
My question however is: What happens if the power goes out or my Raspberry Pi crashes? Is there something I can do to be notified or have the Raspberry Pi reboot itself? I'd hate to be back visiting family and needing to access my files remotely when my Raspberry Pi decides to die.
Any ideas on this one? I'd ideally like email notifications (or SMS if that's easier) and/or the Raspberry Pi rebooting itself so that it comes back online.