who to use smartmontools

René L. Reingard reingard at hispeed.ch
Tue Jul 26 19:19:45 UTC 2005

> Am Tue, 26 Jul 2005 20:57:59 +0200 schrieb ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY  
> <zamb at saudi.net.sa>:

> As what J.Markoll wrote... "smartmontools" will start (as a process
> named "smartd") when you install it and after you start your system
> automatically.
> However, for "smartd" to function correctly, it need a system that
> support S.M.A.R.T. technology.  This means that you have a somewhat new
> mainboard and hard-drive (no older than 5 years).  Your main-board most
> enable this feature as I found it's disabled by default almost on all
> systems I have saw.  Just consult your main-board manual on how to go to
> the BIOS and how to change it's settings.  By the way, there's fairly a
> good chance that your system already supporting S.M.A.R.T. and all you
> need is to install "smartmontools" and check your "/var/log/syslog" for
> any messages.

I could enable SMART in BIOS. fine!. and I checked syslog after a restart,  
but could not find any anomalies regarding hda (Harddisk).
not even the word Error was to be found in syslog. I guess things still  
run somewhat well.
thank you to both of you.

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