Some hard disk is reporting health problems. Now what?

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 22:50:15 UTC 2011


On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 8:04 AM, Avi <lists at avi.co> wrote:

> Kevin O'Gorman wrote:
> > (I'm kind of hoping it's my main disk, which is really a hardware
> > RAID mirror set).
>
> I've never used the graphical disk thingy, but I'm guessing it uses
> SMART, which is genuinely per-device, not per-RAID array.
>
> > I could use pointers to troubleshooting.
> >   /var/log/kern.log has nothing but successes.  No joy
> > in /var/log/dmesg, or /var/log/syslog either.
>
> If it is indeed SMART, and is actually smartd, the SMART daemon, it logs
> to /var/log/messages by default.
>
> My system has no such file, nor is there a process running called "smartd".

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