From: William F. Polik <polik@ho...> - 2005-12-14 21:15:52
smartd is a great way to monitor the health of our disk drives in our
60-node cluster (where we know they will fail with regularity). Thank you!
I have two brief questions:
1. We are using SATA (not ATA) drives behind a 8003 3ware
controller. Why does
smartctl -a -d 3ware,0 /dev/twe0
smartctl -a -d 3ware,0 /dev/sdc
fail? The documentation implies that one could use either syntax. FYI,
# ls -alF /dev/sdc
brw-r----- 1 root disk 8, 32 Dec 13 16:42 /dev/sdc
# ls -alF /dev/twe0
crw------- 1 root root 254, 0 Dec 13 16:43 /dev/twe0
2. We would like to verify that our /etc/smartd.conf will correctly
send us a mail message in the event of error.
# cat /etc/smartd.conf
/dev/hda -H -m root@...
/dev/twe0 -d 3ware,0 -H -m root@...
/dev/twe0 -d 3ware,1 -H -m root@...
Is there anyway to cause smartd.conf to mail a diagnostic report,
aside from inserting a bad disk into the system? We want to verify
that our email forwarding from the compute nodes on our cluster is
set up correctly, and want smartd to send us something, even if the
disks are healthy.
Thanks for a great service!
Dr. William F. Polik
Hofma Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
35 East 12th Street
Holland, MI 49422-9000
tel: (616) 395-7639
fax: (616) 395-7118
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