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Re: smartd failed



--- Tony Dietrich <td transoft demon co uk> wrote:

> On Tuesday 28 Dec 2004 19:42, Globe Trotter wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I also have the smartd failed in my dual-processor. (This also has two
> > HDD's, both of which are mounted via /etc/fstab and one writes to the
> > other, as a redundancy.)
> >
> > Anything I can do to figure out the culprit, and rectify?
> >
> > Thanks and best wishes!
> >
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> Edit /etc/smartd.conf
> 
> The default behaviour of smartd is to auto-detect the drives, but the default
> 
> distribution of smartd has smartd.conf set up to look for /dev/hda.
> 
> Use (as root)
> # fdisk -l  
> to find out which entries in /dev are your hard drives, then comment out all 
> other entries in smartd.conf and add a line
> 
> /dev/hd? -a
> 
> for each of the drives you want smartd to check.  (replace ? with the 
> appropriate letter(s) for your own drives).  The location for these entries 
> in the file should be obvious.
> 
> This causes smartd to to a complete check on the drive(s) at its standard 
> interval.  If you want to change the options, read the default smartd.conf, 
> which details the available options.  Or 
> 
> # man smartd
> 
> 
> TD

Thanks, very helpful. Actually, my firewire backup directory was also in there
in the conf script. Removing it was what made the difference. 

Best wishes!

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