Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology

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Ran smartctl on my drive, not sure if this is good or bad

I've been having problems with a drive in my Synology diskstation. I saw the following errors pop up on my /var/log/messages: ata6.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x6 frozen ...
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What is the absolutely simplest way of sending notification from a linux server?

I have a server with smartmontools and I wish it sent med a notification/warning email whenever a disk fails. For this i need to setup a email server on the machine. However this will be the only ...
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Only notify when unreadable sectors increases

Is there a way to only be notified when the amount of unreadable sectors increases on a certain disk? The following warning/error was logged by the smartd daemon: Device: /dev/sdb [SAT], 4 Currently ...
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Reliability of S.M.A.R.T. Selftest

I let smartd check my hard drives regularly. Recently I have been notified about a failed short selftest on one of my hard-drivers. smartctl 6.4 2014-10-07 r4002 [x86_64-linux-3.16.0-0.bpo.4-amd64] ...
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How to check S.M.A.R.T. HDD Status in CoreOS

How to check the status of the hard discs (S.M.A.R.T.) in the CoreOS? smartd and smartctl are not part of the CoreOS. So following CoreOS philosophy smartd would run inside of the container, as a ...
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Windows Server - WMI Permission?

This question is related to this one. I am trying to get some disk sensor data via WMI (W2012R2). Therefore I added a user wmiagent and granted some rights. I did it exactly like in this guide. Some ...
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CentOS 7 server rebooted itself into rescue mode - how can I find out why?

I've switched it back to regular boot and it seems to boot up fine. So why did it reboot? Running "last" doesn't even show a log OF a reboot. What does that suggest? When I try "smartctl -a ...
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What's the top normal S.M.A.R.T. temperature for HGST Helium Ultrastar 8TB 7200 RPM SAS 12Gb/s enterprise drives?

I've just received new Dell R730xd 2U server with faceplate 12 * 3.5" drive bays + 4 * 3.5" mid-body tray, located above RAM modules & CPUs. I've plugged 16 * HGST Helium 8Tb 7200 RPM SAS 12Gb/s ...
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What does SMART testing do and how does it work?

man smartctl states (SNIPPED for brevity): The first category, called "online" testing. The second category of testing is called "offline" testing. Normally, the disk will suspend offline ...
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SMART self tests - worthwhile if already doing weekly RAID checks and smartctl -a output being monitored?

If a server is configured to check the RAID weekly using /usr/sbin/raid-check and the output of smartctl -a is being monitored, is it worthwhile to also have regular SMART short and long self tests be ...
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Generating SMART errors to make sure I'm detecting them correctly

I wrote a script that checks various server's HDDs for SMART errors and takes some action if it finds any. Non of our servers are reporting any SMART errors and instead of waiting to see if my script ...
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FreeNAS is getting Uncorrectable parity/CRC errors

In my FreeNAS 9.3 installation I am getting more and more Uncorrectable parity/CRC errors (like these here: May 15 13:39:41 freenas (ada1:ahcich1:0:0:0): READ_FPDMA_QUEUED. ACB: 60 00 b8 0e 18 40 91 ...
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Measuring external hdd's rough handling

An external USB hard drive periodically travels to and from my facility to update its files (it's for offsite backup). HDD, not SSD. How can I measure if it's being handled too roughly? I'd rather ...
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S.M.A.R.T long self test. Does the test continue after finding bad blocks?

I've been watching a SMART enabled HDD closely recently (connected to an OSX Server, which is not very helpful with SMART output out of the box). The drive is definitely failing- the heads click, ...
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SMART attribute 231 mystery: Mushkin SSD

Following from this question: How do I convince smartmontools that my SSD is not a hard drive? ... I now have the Mushkin MKNSSDCR120GB-MX's SMART attributes reading as "SandForce Driven SSDs". ...
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Unable to get SMART metrics from Seagate Disks on Debian OS

Referring to the question here, I too am trying to get all attributes out, as explained in this blog here. I am using Debian 6 as OS, and installed smartmontools version 6.3 using apt-get. My 6 disks ...
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How do I convince smartmontools that my SSD is not a hard drive?

I'm running Debian Wheezy, stock smartmontools package (smartctl 5.41). An SSD, Mushkin MKNSSDCR120GB-MX, is reporting usage lifetime information in SMART attribute id 231 (decimal). For hard drives ...
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Finding out which cciss disk is what /dev/sdX disk (smartmontools & cciss raid controller)

I have a HP server, which has a hardware RAID array (that mostly isn't being used for raiding, the disks are just passed through to the Linux OS). I have 6 SSD disks. 2 are riad mirrored together by ...
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How can a SMART normalised value be lower (worse) than the worst value?

I'm seeing output from smartctl where the VALUE is much less than WORST for some attributes. Does this make sense? What does it mean? Everything I have read indicates that: The raw value (RAW_VALUE ...
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“failed command: WRITE DMA” but SMART test says hard disk is OK

Recently I started receiving (in dmesg) such errors: [ 1569.944985] ata6.01: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x6 [ 1569.944991] ata6.01: BMDMA stat 0x44 [ 1569.944994] ata6.01: failed ...
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Setting up VLANs using GS724T & Draytek 2860n-Plus

I am having a world of problems here and can't see what is going wrong! The Plan: Use the Draytek to connect to the internet and provide WLAN access. Single port to connect to the GS724T and tag ...
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HP Proliant G6 reporting failed SSD drive - alternative strategies for monitoring?

I would like to get your feedback about a controversial situation I found myself in some days ago. I was tasked to use a HP Proliant G6 for development purposes with 2 new (< 2 months, never used ...
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Is my Hard Drive Failing?

I just tried to run a test on my hdd and it doesn't want to complete a self test. Here is the result: smartctl --attributes --log=selftest /dev/sda smartctl 6.2 2013-07-26 r3841 ...
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When does a Raid restore redundancy after a broken sector is flagged as defective?

What happens when I flag a sector on a hdd in a RAID setup as `defective (GLIST) ? Will the data be written to the replacement sector right away or does this depend on the actual setup/settings ...
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VMWare ESXi 4.1.0 - Checking SMART info [closed]

I'd like to know if there's a way to check the SMART info for hard drives on VMWare ESXi 4.1.0? Thank you.
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HDD is acting up, but S.M.A.R.T says everything is fine

Before I begin, a quick disclaimer. I'm basically a developer forced into a sysadmin role by circumstances, so I apologize in advance if I say something stupid or seem like I don't know what I'm ...
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smartctl error end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector

I have a Scientific Linux 6.5 server with a RAID with SSD disks. I see several error on dmesg file but there is no alert or errors provided by the utilities of the RAID controller (LSI controller). ...
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smartctl & megaraid: how to find the right device node for an adapter #

I can list physical drives on all megaraid adapters using: megacli -PDList -aALL This will display an adapter # for each adapter, and then list the physical drives attached to them. The ...
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“Core Charge” on defective server HDDs

I have collected a pretty decent amount of SAS and SCSI disks over the years that have a predictive failure warning. I was just about to throw them all out, but wondered if any of the manufacturers ...
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smartd rule does not work

I have an issue with smartd. I've studied its man page, and then I've set the SMART daemon to run long test of the hard disks two times a month and alert to the specified mail address in case of ...
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How does loss of DWORD synchronization affect the health of an SAS disk?

I tried to get more information from the error log of an SAS disk by running the following command that prints values and descriptions of the SAS (SSP) Protocol Specific log page. # smartctl -d scsi ...
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Why does the temperature in a pair of disks under RAID 1 showing a large temperature difference?

It appears quite strange to me that temperature readings derived from SMART for one disk is different from its twin in a RAID 1 configuration by as much as 9°C: # smartctl -d scsi -A /dev/sg1 === ...
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Cause of Current Pending Sector and Offline Uncorrectable increase and then decrease to zero

Over the course of a week, for a 3TB Seagate drive (ST3000DM001-1CH166), smartd reported a slowly increasing number of offline uncorrectable and currently unreadable (pending) sectors, then a ...
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Nagios change threshold values

I'm using nagios checkmk 1.2.2 to monitor some hosts. How can I adjust specific smart values per host so they won't create a critical alert? For example: CRIT - Reallocated sectors: 2CRIT I only ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 disk utility SMART self-test failed threshold not exceeded

I'm using the "Disks" program in Ubuntu 14.04 (live DVD) to assess the health of a drive I suspect is failing. However, when I first opened the program, it showed that the overall health was OK and ...
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I/O Errors but no smart or ZFS errors

I'm having trouble to identify a problem for a friend of my. He is running ZFS on Linux with the Debian distribution. We are getting these entries into the dmesg. [273044.834151] mpt2sas0: ...
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Smartctl reporting read failure for block — How to mark as 'don't use'?

On one of my hard disc I've got a bad test result from smart like this: # 1 Extended offline Completed: read failure 90% 19889 128652505 # 2 Short offline Completed: ...
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Alternatives to SMART for Monitoring HDD Corruption

Given that SMART is unreliable for predicting HDD failure, does anyone have a reliable alternative for automating quick identification of hard drives that are beginning to fail? This is for Windows ...
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Is there a way to read SMART attributes for drives in a SAN?

We are running an SSD array in a SAN, and the performance is great. But we need to monitor the write endurance SMART attributes so that we can determine when the drives are close to wearing out. We ...
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SMART short offline test never ends for all drives of a RAID1

I'm having a strange situation here. After some three years in a low traffic server, one of two Samsung drives in a RAID1 has failed yesterday: Personalities : [raid1] md0 : active raid1 sdb1[2](F) ...
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How to silence “Disk Utility” “A hard disk is reporting health problems” [closed]

I'm working on repairing a raid member, and I know I have a bad disk. This dialog appears by the hundreds (a new crop is minted every time anything touches anything related to a mount, so closing ...
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How to access SMART attributes when using RAID with a Dell Perc 4e (LSI)

I can't easily shut down this windows server, so I'd like 'online' solutions. I tried the following unsuccessfully: Seatools Enterprise: caused a BSOD smartmontools: scan only showed virtaul RAID ...
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SMART: Raw Read Error Rate Errors on Mirrored Drives

Thanks for reading. I have a pair of 150GB WD Velociraptors that have failed SMART status. The only fail they have is the Raw Read Error Rate, which is as follows. ...
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SMART “power on hours” attribute for different HDD manufacturers

Is there a table of how to interpret the SMART attribute "power on hours" depending on the HDD manufacturer? Some of them use hours, some minutes or even seconds...
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PERC H710p SMART data

I'm trying to read the SMART data from some harddisks attached to a perc H710p but neither ESXI nor the idrac7 will give me specifics. The idrac will display a status for the individual drives but not ...
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Is there a point where harddrive age (Power On Hours) necessitates replacement? [duplicate]

I have several storage arrays where a significant number of the drives have been powered on between 25,000 - 30,000 hours (2.8 - 3.4 years). These drives have no other issues or errors. What I want ...
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nagios: alternatives to SMART disk checking?

I'm attempting to repurpose some older Dell PE 29xx machines. These have PERC RAID controllers so the SMART testing isn't working. Is there an SNMP alternative or do I need to start slogging through ...
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powershell: How to check if S.M.A.R.T is enabled on remote machines

I was attempting to get disk info of remote machines, including whether or not SMART is enabled on the drive by using the win32_diskdrive class. This is trickier than I thought. While it's easy ...
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Should I run extended offline self tests using smartd?

A while ago I setup smartd on all my servers do do a daily "Short Offline" test and a weekly "Extended Offline" test. The config for that is "-s (S/../.././00|L/../../7/04)". Today I noticed one of ...
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Currently unreadable sectors on RAID 5 linux drive

I have every 30 minutes smartd messages on /var/log/messages: smartd[3588]: Device: /dev/sdc, 176 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors This drive (sdc) is part of RAID 5 configured with mdadm. ...