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I now have several devices that start the monthly mdadm scheduled check. I can let them all run monthly, stagger the checks, or disable them completely. I had the misfortune of several disks turning up bad this month causing a few arrays to run in a degraded state for many hours and I'm not sure what the idea setup is for this. Conversation regarding this topic would be greatly appreciated.

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Do you have a specific question? –  Andrew Nov 8 '11 at 23:23

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You can set mdadm to send you email on degrading events. Simply have sendmail installed and running, and set this line in /etc/mdadm.conf:

MAILADDR address@somedomain.com
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