On Fri, 14 Sep 2007, Ivan Griffin wrote:
> I run smarttools on the box, although I'm not expecting much from S.M.A.R.T.
> Is there any merit in cron'ing something like dd if=/dev/hdX of=/dev/null
> bs=XXXX ?
Given that SMART provides for doing this in the drive-firmware, while
the drive otherwise would be idle, there must be some.
Look in the smartctl man page for 'offline' tests (the name is weird
- it means the drive does it while idle, rather than you have to take
the drive offline ;) ), on how to configure your drive to
periodically scan-test the media.
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