From: Bruce Allen <ballen@gr...> - 2004-03-20 12:14:44
(1) Back up your data: the disk is failing.
(2) In the future, please email smartmontools-support not smartmontools
database for these types of issues. I am copying your email there. =20
Also, if you reply, please copy the list on your reply.
(3) When you say: "the output of smartctl -a (attached does not show any
anomaly)" you are NOT correct. Please look at the line that says
'FAILING_NOW'. The spin-up time of your disk is too long: this probably
indicates impending mechanical failure of the motor or bearings. If the
disk is under warranty, get it replaced. If it's not under warranty, buy
On Sat, 20 Mar 2004, Niklaus Giger wrote:
> Hi everybody!
> A few days ago a small machine of mine had a lock up probably caused by t=
> harddisk. The reason I could not determine correctly but as it was runnin=
> Linux 2.6.0 I did not worry to much about it as the hard disk as the exte=
> selftest showed no problem.=20
> The problem is that since then I get always the following messages:
> Mar 20 08:00:05 ob smartd: Device: /dev/hdc, FAILED SMART self-chec=
> BACK UP DATA NOW!
> But the output of smartctl -a (attached does not show any anomaly). How c=
> get rid of this problem?
> Please CC: to me as I am not subscribed to this mailing list.
> Niklaus Giger
> Wieshoschet 6
> CH-8753 Mollis
> Tel. ++41 55 612 20 54 (privat)
> Tel. ++41 55 618 64 68 (Gesch=E4ft)
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