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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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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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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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mdadm reports faulty disk, but smart doesn't find problems

I've got a 9 disk raid 5 array. Today i got a mail from my server: This is an automatically generated mail message from mdadm running on Eldorado A Fail event had been detected on md device ...
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SMART output - what's the significance and meaning of “verify” errors from smartctl -a for a HDD

Does anyone know the meaning of "verify" errors listed in the output of smartctl -a (or more precisely smartctl -l error), as well as their significance, if any, in trying to evaluate the health of a ...
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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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DegradedArray event after rsync but later mdadm and smartctl do not show any issue

I have in my cron rsync active and I started to get emails after each rsync This is an automatically generated mail message from mdadm running on titan707 A DegradedArray event had been detected on ...
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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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smartctl or hddtemp for xvda [closed]

I'm trying to check the state of the drives on a remote server running Debian wheezy. I'm using a software RAID10 on top of, I guess, xen, since the entries in /dev are /dev/xvda and /dev/xvdb But ...
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A faulty Caviar Blue hard drive?

We have a small "homemade" server running fully updated Debian Wheezy (amd64). One hard drive installed: WDC WD6400AAKS. The motherboard is ASUS M4N68T V2. The usual load: CPU: an average of 20% ...
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Is my hard disk failing?

I've just had the hard disk on my server replaced. It was part of a RAID 1 array. The sdb1 partition keeps failing every few hours now. # cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : [linear] [raid0] [raid1] ...
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S.M.A.R.T data from disks behind LSI MegaRAID Controller in ESXi 5.1

I was looking at ways to get S.M.A.R.T info and R/W stats from drives behind LSI MegaRAID controller (9260-4i) in ESXi 5.1. ESXi has a command "esxcli storage core device smart get" to get S.M.A.R.T ...
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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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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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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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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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reallocate pending sector smartctl

smartctl is reporting smartctl_exit_status 64 after there was a current_pending_sector, so i think the data isn't still reallocated and i have to do it myself? munin graph can be found here munin ...
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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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smartctl -A Missing Attributes

I'm reviewing SMART attribute data for different disks and notice that some disks report the following attributes while other disks don't: 241 0xF1 Total LBAs Written 242 0xF2 Total LBAs ...
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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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Monitoring disks from ServeRAID array

I am looking for a way to monitor individually the disks an array on a ServeRAID device using smartctl. The RAID is seen as a single disk /dev/sda by Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The ServeRAID is a ServeRAID - ...
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How to use hdparm to fix a pending sector?

SMART is stating one pending sector on of my server's hdd. I've read lot's of articles recommending using hdparm to "easily" force the disk to relocated the bad sector, but I can't find the correct ...
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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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smartctl for fedora 17

I got myself a hard drive that is making funny noises. I want to check for errors, I want to use smartctl, This command [root@defiant ~]# smartctl -V produces an error: bash: smartctl: ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 Server Software RAID1 - Faulty Spare - Smart Output Passed - Confused

I think I'm having an issue with one of the hard drives on my array and I'm just trying to troubleshoot what's happening. Its saying Faulty Spare and then after reboot it just says removed: ...
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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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What does it imply if debugfs says Can't read next inode when doing inode scan?

I've got some bad sectors pending reallocation (based on smartmontools reports), and I'm trying to find out which file the sector is currently related to so that I can restore from a backup or such or ...
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How to interpret this smartctl (smartmon) data

We have a linux server that has been in heavy use for 3 years. We're running a number of virtualized servers on it, some that have not been well behaved, and for a significant time the server's io ...
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Why are SMART error rates going down?

I have a hard drive that's part of a Linux software raid5 array. SMART has reported that its multi_zone_error_rate was 0, then 1, then 3. So I figured I better start backing up more frequently and ...
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smartctl -t long isn't finishing

I been running smartctl -t long on a drive for about 2 days now and it seems to be stalled at 10%. short and conveyance both passed. I have to send 1 of 2 drives purchased back I found badblocks with ...
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Skipping scheduled self-tests and predicting drive EOL

For a few weeks now, smartd has been reporting that it is skipping some of its scheduled self-tests on the weekends: Apr 24 18:29:32 calvin smartd[4758]: Device: /dev/sda, skip scheduled Offline ...
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What is a Linux device name for RAID of sas drives?

I have a RAID1 using Promise FastTrack TX2650 consisting of 2 SAS drives. What is a Linux device name for them? Like sda is for first sata drive. I have Windows server so I can't look it directly but ...
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How do I easily repair a single unreadable block on a Linux disk?

My Linux system has started throwing SMART errors in the syslog. I tracked it down and believe the problem is a single block on the disk. How do I go about easily getting the disk to reallocate that ...