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Smartmontools (S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring Tools) is a set of utility programs (smartctl and smartd) to control and monitor computer storage systems using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) system built into most modern (P)ATA, Serial ATA and SCSI hard drives.

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Issues reading outputs with different disk types (SATA and SAS)

The output of a smartctl --scan follows. /dev/sda -d scsi # /dev/sda, SCSI device /dev/sdb -d scsi # /dev/sdb, SCSI device /dev/bus/2 -d megaraid,0 # /dev/bus/2 [megaraid_disk_00], SCSI device /dev/...
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The bare minimum smartctl command to check disk health

Is the command like the one below enough to periodically check the health of a disk? smartctl -H /dev/sda The output contains a line like the one below. SMART overall-health self-assessment test ...
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Smartd unable to send mail

I have a CentOS 8-stream server. I was setting up smartmontools to monitor my drives. The MTA is msmtp. To test the setup, I modified my smartd.conf by adding: /dev/sda -a -m [email protected] -M test ...
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How can I configure Smartmontools in a server with SSD NVMe?

I have server with two SSD NVMe in RAID1. This server have CloudLinux and cPanel, and he installed automatically Smartmontools. What command I need use for Smartmontools monitorize the SSD?: -This?: ...
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Smartd supress/change level for FAILURE PREDICTION THRESHOLD EXCEEDED

I'm using smartd to monitor drive health It started compaining about FAILURE PREDICTION THRESHOLD EXCEEDED for one drive, but I extensively tested that drive and it's fully functional That drive is ...
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SMART support is: Unavailable - Packet Interface Devices [this device: Reserved] don't support ATA SMART

So, I have a server which has 7 hardisks, each and everyone of them has smartmontools enabled, except the 7th hardisk (/dev/sdg). Tried force enabling it, did not work. [email protected]:~# smartctl -...
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Possible disk failure. Should I be worried?

I think our HDD is failing. Before I dump all the relevant logs: don't worry, everything is backed up daily, HDD can be replaced. I just need to confirm my suspicions. HDD is in raid so there is ...
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How to ignore Smartd messages in rsyslog

Is there a way that Rsyslog server logs all the messages except smartd messages. I only want "Currently unreadable (pending) sectors" to not get logged.
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Smartmontools ouput anlysys

I am trying understand the smartmontools, when I executed the command "smartctl -a /dev/sda" It shows the part of output with heading"SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1" under which a ...
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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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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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Windows Tool to read S.M.A.R.T. attributes on SATA drive in HP D2700 Enclosure using P812 Controller

I've got two HP DL380 G7 servers + P812 controller + D2700 enclosure. They're database servers with 144 Gb RAM. P812 firmware is 6.40, D2700 is at 0147 They both worked great with 18 OWC Mercury ...
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What functionality does smartd lose when disabling state saving or attribute logging?

I'm trying to let my backup server have its disks in standby as often as possible. Outside of smartd or actual backup usage, the disks currently spin up once per day (various cron tasks). smartd, by ...
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Diagnosing disk health with smartctl

How do you determine if a disk has problems using smartctl? I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server using software RAID1, which became completely unresponsive. I rebooted, and it hung at boot with the message "...
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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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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 /dev/...
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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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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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