Today I met Bruce Allen at SuperComputing 2003.  Bruce developed a set of monitoring tools for the SMART utilities on disk drives (that were developed by my group at Quantum – small world).  His stuff is in the open source and he would be happy to discuss monitoring and reliability.  In our brief discussion he suggested that a script could couple his code with cron collect reliability and pre-failure data over time.

 

http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

 

all the best,

 

… Andy Hospodor, Ph.D.