Monitor Hard Disk Health With Smartmontools
Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.)
# smartctl -i -d ata /dev/sda smartctl version 5.37 'i686-pc-linux-gnu' Copyright (C) 2002-6 Bruce Allen Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Model Family: Western Digital Caviar SE (Serial ATA) family Device Model: WDC WD800JD-00MSA1 Serial Number: WD-WMAM9S474555 Firmware Version: 10.01E01 User Capacity: 80,026,361,856 bytes Device is: In smartctl database 'for details use: -P show' ATA Version is: 7 ATA Standard is: Exact ATA specification draft version not indicated Local Time is: Thu Feb 7 13:09:37 2008 PST SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability. SMART support is: Disabled
# smartctl -s on -d ata /dev/sda
# smartctl -H -d ata /dev/sda smartctl version 5.37 'i686-pc-linux-gnu' Copyright (C) 2002-6 Bruce Allen Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION === SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED
# smartctl -l error -d ata /dev/sda
You can also run more extensive as well as set it up for continual monitoring. man smartctl and Monitoring Hard Disks with SMART tell all.
Article courtesy of Serverwatch, originally published Feb. 11, 2008
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