I've just installed smartd and configured smartd.conf as reported below:

/dev/hda -H -o on -f -l error -l selftest -m fabriziodimeo@yahoo.it -t \
-R 1 -R 3 -R 5 -R 7 -R 11 -R 13 -M daily

executing the command smartctl -c /dev/hda I get this message:


Off-line data collection status: (0x02) Offline data collection activity
                                        completed without error.
Self-test execution status:      (  16) The self-test routine was aborted by
                                        the host.
Total time to complete off-line
data collection:                 (  51) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities:                    (0x1b) SMART execute Offline immediate.
                                        Automatic timer ON/OFF support.
                                        Suspend Offline collection upon new
                                        Offline surface scan supported.
                                        Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities:            (0x0003) Saves SMART data before entering
                                        power-saving mode.
                                        Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability:        (0x01) Error logging supported.
Short self-test routine
recommended polling time:        (   2) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time:        (  35) minutes.

I run the self test manually and next I abort it, but seems no more tests have been executed by smartd.....because the message reported just a few rows above...is this right?

My questions are:

1. how can I check out what smartd is doing (because no message is written in /var/log messages every 30 minutes - this is the default run-time right?)

2. is the configuration directives right as I wrote it in smartd.conf?

Thank you :o)


P.s. this is just the 1st time I run smartmontools....



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