Automate this stuff.... why manually look... but do not have you database server watch itself. That is like an internal investigation. Not much checks and balances there.
You need an external computer that your helpdesk or console operators knows is up and running.
It should be able to watch the disk space, jobs, performance, etc... and most importantly contact you via email, page, etc...
I learned a long long long time ago, that a computer does a whole lot better job in watching your systems then you do manually.
Some example of monitors that I haved: Argent, kshost (simple, but it worked), and my own developed in house. There are a lot of applications out there.