I have 2 questions:

1st question
For easier reading of the smartd.conf file, is it acceptable to specify tests for disk separately as below?
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# Short Test Every Night
/dev/sda -a -d sat -o on -S on -s (S/../.././21) -m gianopou -M
exec /usr/share/smartmontools/smartd-runner
/dev/sdb -a -d sat -o on -S on -s (S/../.././23) -m gianopou -M
exec /usr/share/smartmontools/smartd-runner
/dev/sdc -a -d sat -o on -S on -s (S/../.././21) -m gianopou -M
exec /usr/share/smartmontools/smartd-runner
/dev/sdd -a -d sat -o on -S on -s (S/../.././23) -m gianopou -M
exec /usr/share/smartmontools/smartd-runner

#Long Test, Wednesday Morning
/dev/sda -a -d sat -o on -S on -s (L/../../3/02) -m gianopou -M
exec /usr/share/smartmontools/smartd-runner
/dev/sda -a -d sat -o on -S on -s (L/../../3/04) -m gianopou -M
exec /usr/share/smartmontools/smartd-runner
/dev/sda -a -d sat -o on -S on -s (L/../../3/02) -m gianopou -M
exec /usr/share/smartmontools/smartd-runner
/dev/sda -a -d sat -o on -S on -s (L/../../3/04) -m gianopou -M
exec /usr/share/smartmontools/smartd-runner

# /dev/sda -d sat -H -t -l selftest -m gianopou
/dev/sda -d sat -H -C 0 -U 0 -t -l selftest -m gianopou
/dev/sdb -d sat -H -C 0 -U 0 -t -l selftest -m gianopou
/dev/sdc -d sat -H -C 0 -U 0 -t -l selftest -m gianopou
/dev/sdd -d sat -H -C 0 -U 0 -t -l selftest -m gianopou
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2nd question

Are the messages below from logwatch indicators of impending problems with these hard drives? These are the Seagate 500g sata drives that were delivered to me with the SD15 firmware ( which has since been upgraded to the SD1A firmware)

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 /dev/sda :
    Prefailure: Raw_Read_Error_Rate (1) changed to
      118, 119, 102, 111, 113, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 109,
      113, 115, 117, 118, 119, 120, 108, 112, 114, 116, 117, 118,
      119, 120, 111, 114, 115, 117, 118, 119,
    Usage: Airflow_Temperature_Cel (190) changed to
      65, 64, 65, 66, 65,
    Usage: Hardware_ECC_Recovered (195) changed to
      52, 53, 52, 51, 50, 51, 50, 51, 50, 49, 50, 51,
      50, 49, 51, 49, 50,
    Usage: Temperature_Celsius (194) changed to
      35, 36, 35, 34, 35,
 
 /dev/sdb :
    Prefailure: Raw_Read_Error_Rate (1) changed to
      118, 119, 105, 111, 114, 115, 117, 118, 119, 101, 111, 114,
      115, 117, 118, 119, 120, 109, 113, 115, 117, 118, 119, 105,
      111, 114, 115, 117, 118,
    Prefailure: Seek_Error_Rate (7) changed to
      75,
    Usage: Airflow_Temperature_Cel (190) changed to
      67, 68, 68, 67, 68, 67, 68, 69, 68,
    Usage: Hardware_ECC_Recovered (195) changed to
      53, 54, 56, 55, 56, 55, 56, 58, 57, 55, 56, 55,
      56, 55, 54, 53, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 58, 59, 58,
    Usage: Temperature_Celsius (194) changed to
      33, 32, 32, 33, 32, 33, 32, 31, 32,
 
 /dev/sdc :
    Prefailure: Raw_Read_Error_Rate (1) changed to
      113, 115, 117, 118, 119, 110, 114, 116, 117, 118, 119, 109,
      114, 116, 117, 118, 119, 111, 114, 116, 117, 118, 119, 105,
    Usage: Airflow_Temperature_Cel (190) changed to
      66, 67, 68, 67, 68, 67, 68, 67, 68, 67, 66, 65,
      66, 67,
    Usage: Hardware_ECC_Recovered (195) changed to
      34, 33, 29, 31, 33, 34, 35, 54, 53, 52, 53, 60,
      54, 53, 52, 48, 45, 43, 42, 41, 40, 39, 38, 37,
      36, 35,
    Usage: Temperature_Celsius (194) changed to
      34, 33, 32, 33, 32, 33, 32, 33, 32, 33, 34, 35,
      34, 33,
 
 /dev/sdd :
    Prefailure: Raw_Read_Error_Rate (1) changed to
      113, 115, 117, 118, 119, 110, 114, 116, 117, 118, 119, 110,
      114, 116, 117, 118, 119, 99, 111, 114, 116, 117, 118, 119,
      105,
    Usage: Airflow_Temperature_Cel (190) changed to
      69, 71, 70, 71, 70, 69, 68, 69, 70,
    Usage: Hardware_ECC_Recovered (195) changed to
      20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 48, 47, 46, 45, 44, 45, 46,
      51, 49, 48, 49, 48,
    Usage: Temperature_Celsius (194) changed to
      31, 29, 30, 29, 30, 29, 30, 31, 32, 31, 30,


Thanks in Advance

john

Linux System Administrator
john.gianopoulos@hs.utc.com