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Old 03-31-2006, 11:50 AM   #1
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How can use smartmontools to monitor SATA drive


Hi,

i am using FC4 and kernel is 2.6.12, how can use smartmontools to monitor the status of SATA harddisk?
i tried to download the patch of libata, but dont know how to do.
Thank you so much !
 
Old 03-31-2006, 12:53 PM   #2
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The current FC4 kernel is 2.6.16 based. Perhaps you just need to apply maintenance:

yum -y update
 
Old 04-03-2006, 12:50 AM   #3
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Thank you for your suggestion!
 
Old 04-03-2006, 01:59 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by benmok
how can use smartmontools to monitor the status of SATA harddisk?
Code:
yum install smartmontools
to install smartmontools if it's not already installed

As root you can run the "smartctl" command to check various things and change various SMART settings for the drive. Read the man page for details. For example, "smartctl -a /dev/whatever" shows all the status information for that drive.

You probably also want to turn on the "smartd" service. To have it load on boot, you can go into system-config-services and change "smartd" to on; or do "chkconfig smartd on" on the command line. And to start it immediately, do "service smartd start".
 
  


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