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.
closed as not constructive by Steven Monday, Zoredache, Khaled, MikeyB, MDMarra Nov 13 '11 at 17:16
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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