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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. ...
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How do I check if smartd and mdadm are running correctly?

I have a raid system on debian: Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB,... Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 2432 19535008+ fd Linux raid ...
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How to find files affected by reallocated sectors?

I have a Western Digital RE4 1.5TB that has just reallocated 56 sectors. Reallocated Sectors Count,140,193,193,OK,56,0,Enabled I want to know if it is possible to find out which are the files ...
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Can smart data be read from proc on Linux?

I see there is a virtual file /proc/ide/hda/smart_values and I imagine it contains the smart data that smartmontools reads with the smartctl command. Can I read that data with my own eyes? I see a ...
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Hddtemp and drivers

hddtemp /dev/sda /dev/sda: DELL PERC 6/i Adapter: S.M.A.R.T. not available Does this mean I need to install some type of driver on my linux server to access that information?
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PERC MegaRAID S.M.A.R.T. Status is not matching smartctl's - looking for clues what's wrong with the HDD

I'm getting strange SMART error from MegaCli on Dell R720xd and PERC H710P with five 4Tb SATA drives in RAID5 /opt/MegaRAID/MegaCli/MegaCli64 -PDList -aALL gives me some "Failure Seq Event Number" ...
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Confirm disk is broken when it passes all diagnostics

I have a system with a potentially broken disk, but the disk passes all manner of diagnostics. I have been unable to confirm that the disk is broken. What are my options? I could just replace the ...
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How reliable is HDD SMART data?

Based on SMART data, you can judge the health of a disk, at least that is the idea. If I, for instance, run sudo smartctl -H /dev/sda on my ArchLinux laptop, it says that the hard drive passed the ...
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Cannot perform smartctl self-test after migrating servers from SLES to Scientific Linux

I maintain several Linux servers, that we are in the process of migrating from SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (version 10.4) to Scientific Linux (version 5.9). The six SAS hard drives on each machine ...
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Hard drive errors: probably 2 bad sectors and nothing is working

All started with bsod from WindowsXP: unmountable boot volume. Then I tried ubuntu and Palimpsest. SMART status was OK (2 bad sectors), but all test failed on "reading system" (I don't know if I ...
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How are SMART selftests related to badblocks?

The smartctl tool allows initiating a long self-test (smartctl -t long /dev/sda). However there's also badblocks that I can run on a drive. How are the two related? If badblocks detects bad blocks, ...
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Is my HDD falling?

I tested my HDD with command: smartctl -t long /dev/sda I checked status of test with command: smartctl -l selftest /dev/sda This is the output: smartctl 5.42 2011-10-20 r3458 ...
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HP Proliant Smart Array Controller P800 Battery replacement

I have a proliant server which requires a cache battery replacement. Can you please advise what are the implications if this is not replaced over time. many thanks
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How To Change Dell Bios Settings Remotely?

I recently noticed at a clients that their Dell laptops appear to have SMART disabled in bios by default. I noticed this while swapping out a disk on a desktop which had failed without any warning.. ...
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Why can't I recover a RAID1 disk which apparently has no errors?

For several years now we run a software RAID1 on a old Gentoo box with a custom Linux 2.6.31. The RAID consists of 2 harddisk with 4 partitions each. In the last years it happend about 3-4 times that ...
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How to get more informatin regarding a Synology S.M.A.R.T error

I have a 3TB Seagate Barracuda (ST3000DM001-9YN1) that is less than a year old, and my Synology DS1512+ is reporting it as "S.M.A.R.T. Status = Abnormal" and telling me to replace the drive. While I ...
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Drive is failing but LSI MegaRAID controller does not detect it

smartmontools reports an increasing number of unreadable sectors on a drive that is used in a RAID1 configuration. I thought that the LSI MegaRAID controller also checks the SMART status of its disk ...
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S.M.A.R.T. (smart) attribute 190 failing on Seagate Backup Plus 4TB drive

I am using a Seagate Backup Plus 4TB drive attached over USB to a Linux box. The drive model is ST4000DX000-1CL160. When checking the S.M.A.R.T. attributes I get: $ sudo smartctl -a -d sat ...
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HP Proliant ML350 G6 Smart Error Test

I have a ML350 G6 with two array controllers : P410 and P410i. I have updated all possibile firmware on this server. I have 5 x Seagate Savvio 10K SAS drives. I am testing the drives with HP Insight ...
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SMART and exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x0 [closed]

looking at the logs I see several errors. The smart status is PASSED, but even if It is verbose It isn't clear what is going on. Should the disk be replaced? Attached dmesg and smart logs # dmesg ...
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Both hard disk fault at same time [closed]

Today one of the my computers have strange log. At 8:00 both hard disks start to have errors like this: Feb 9 07:24:48 bill2 kernel: ad4: WARNING - WRITE_DMA UDMA ICRC error (retrying request) ...
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Simulate a SMART error on a drive for test purposes?

We are monitoring the disks on our servers using Smartmontools and Nagios with the check_smartmon or another Nagios plugin. It appears to work, as there are no errors. But how do I know if it is truly ...
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smartctl reports Current Pending Sectors as 2, but a long test doesn't find any errors

The SMART attributes on the drive are: SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16 Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds: ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH ...
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Does regularly running smartctl negatively affect disks?

I have many servers in different data centers. Lately I had some disk failures that I probably could've detected beforehand, so I started automatically running smartctl -t periodically on each disk. ...
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what's the purpose of SMART's captive test?

When testing hard disk with SMART (for instance using smartctl tool) I can do tests (for instance long test) in two modes: captive (also called foreground mode) or non captive. Non captive mode is ...
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Munin's smart plugin keeps reporting an error in the past because of the exit code

My hosting provider has inserted a hard drive into my server which seems to have had some sort of error in the past but a full offline smart check showed that everything is (about) ok at the moment. ...
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Linux RAID10 hit bad disk while re-syncing. Is it hosed?

I have a Linux software RAID10 device on md0. It's made up of 4 1TB disks sd[abcd]. Yesterday Smart emailed me to say a disk was going bad (seek errors going up and reallocated sectors). I rebooted ...
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Does smartd launch selftests if “-s” option is not provided?

man smartd.conf states that -s option specifies the time for running disk tests. Are they run if this option is not provided? I mean does smartd try to figure out the appropriate time on his own or ...
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smartctl not actually running self tests?

I want to run the smartctl self tests to check the health of the drives in my RAID array (PERC 5/i). The array is on sda and comprises six drives. I can check the status using sudo smartctl ...
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Why does unpartitioned Hitachi HDS5C3020 drive start consuming 50% more power 15 minutes after boot?

In a Debian 6.0.6 system there are 74 pieces of 2TB Toshiba DT01ABA200 drives. These drives are identified as Hitachi HDS5C3020BLE630 drives running firmware revision MZ4OAAB0. 64 Drives attached via ...
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Is my hard drive about to die?

I have two hard drives set up as a RAID 1 array on my server (Linux, software RAID using mdadm) and one of them just got me this "present" in syslog: Nov 23 02:05:29 h2 kernel: [7305215.338153] ...
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The best nagios plugin for SMART? [closed]

I've tried the best plugin for nagios to SMART monitoring. There are some, but only monitoring temperature. But with smartctl we can find more data. Do you have some better plugins with all data from ...
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Understanding the S.M.A.R.T. values from a Synology 1812+ device

I have a Synology 1812+ NAS with 8 3TB drives configured as RAID 5. Its running DSM 4.1. It was purchased to replace USB drives, consolidate storage and short term OS X backups using Time Machine. ...
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RAID1 rebuild fails due to disk errors

Quick info: Dell R410 with 2x500GB drives in RAID1 on H700 Adapter Recently one of drives in RAID1 array on server failed, lets call it Drive 0. RAID controller marked it as fault and put it offline. ...
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Possible to reset SMART logs?

I got two 2TB seagate disks that show SMART error on bootup. I ran the seagate disk utility check and it passed the full test. But the SMART error says both drive have exceeded 70C in temperature so ...
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SMART with Megaraid under windows

Is there a way to read RAW HDD SMART value that is behind a MegaRaid raid? apparently that is possible with smartmontools under linux, is there something similar possible with windows? Thanks.
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Is smartd properly configured to send alerts by email?

I just configured a Debian server as follows apt-get install smartmontools vi /etc/default/smartmontools - and here uncommented these 2 lines # uncomment to start smartd on system startup ...
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Understanding smartctl -a output

I have 6 drives in a NAS box. Two of them are Seagates, and they return high RAW_VALUES for errors; see below. My other drives show far lower values. Is this cause for alarm? Or just the way ...
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Adaptec 6405 RAID controller turned on red LED

I have a server with an Adaptec 6405 RAID controller and 4 disks in a RAID 5 configuration. Staff in the data center called me because they noticed a red LED was turned on in one of the drive bays. ...
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smartd: Device: /dev/sda, FAILED SMART self-check. BACK UP DATA NOW

System: Centos 5.5 64bit RAID: Linux Soft RAID with 2 Disks Mirror Smartd complains about the disk failure in system log: [root@xxx ~]# tail /var/log/messages Jul 3 10:22:45 w11 smartd[6043]: ...
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Can't get any SMART or temperature data from HDDs

I have a PC with recently installed Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 MB. I've encountered some weird problem with getting SMART data or temperature for HDDs. Every single tool I've tried in Windows 7 just can't ...
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Monitor SMART Values of a SAS/SCSI drive with Munin

I'm trying to monitor my two SAS drives using the SMART Tools Plugin for MUNIN. On SATA drives its no problem, all SMART values are being shown. It seems that smartctl doesn't output valuable SMART ...
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how to use a disk with high reallocated sector count?

After 3 years in 24x7 service a 1TB Seagate Barracuda ES.2 enterprise drive is showing signs of failure. S.M.A.R.T. reallocated sector count is high. Wikipedia article suggests that the drive can ...
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How do you monitor SSD wear in Windows when the drives are presented as 'generic' devices?

Under Linux, we can monitor SSD wear fairly easily with smartmontools whether the drive is presented as a normal block device or a generic device (which happens when the drive has been hardware RAIDed ...
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is UNC S.M.A.R.T. Error serious? need to take action?

I have a 300G Western Digital Raptor, recently showing UNC SMART, wondering anyone who has experience knows should I replace it and get warranty form WD? Details of smartctl -a as follows: smartctl ...
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Getting Proliant P212 disk SMART diagnostics in Centos 6.2/RHEL

Does anyone know how I can monitor (either gui or shell) the health status of my SATA disks via the P212 (256Mb) controller card of my ProLiant ML110 G6 ? I've currently got Centos 6.2 64bit installed ...
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Inexplicably slow Western Digital WD15EARS disk

I have four disks, of which two are WD15EARS, in a server and I'm trying to put the two WD15EARS's in Linux mdadm RAID, but for some reason, the array's performance is very slow (it syncs at about 15 ...