On Fri, Oct 25, 2002 at 01:33:02PM +0100, Paul Jakma mentioned:
> On Fri, 11 Oct 2002, John P. Looney wrote:
>> > Is a little....useless, without context. Is there any software out there
> > for reading this in
>> if you have smartctl you probably have smartd too, and possibly
> /etc/init.d/smartd (on RH at least). Enable that, i'm reasonably sure
> it polls SMART data on a regular basis and i'm guessing it syslogs
> any badness it finds - from where your normal syslog
> parsing/reporting tools should hopefully alert you.
Ah, you must be back from holidays!
In the end, I patched the source of smartctl to return a return code if
it didn't pass a test, and then added a cron.daily script to the package.
So, I now have smartsuite RPMs that mail me when there is a problem. I
hope. I've not had any disks fail on me yet :)
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