SMART

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Install

apt-get install smartmontools

Test smartctl

smartctl -a -d ata /dev/sda <-> Debian Etch

smartctl -a /dev/sda

Config Default Smart Service

vi /etc/smartd.conf
#DEVICESCAN -m root -M exec /usr/share/smartmontools/smartd-runner
#comment out the above, and include the following for the two hard disks.
/dev/sda -a -d ata -m root -l error -l selftest -t
/dev/sdb -a -d ata -m root -l error -l selftest -t


Even though the hard drive was an sata - I had to use "-d ata" in the above line. It all worked perfect after the above. Munin then ties in with smartd to take regular readings and produce graphs.

vi /etc/default/smartmontools and uncomment: start_smartd=yes 

Test SMART for any Errors

smartctl -t short /dev/sdb
smartctl -l selftest /dev/sdb


http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=64567


http://forum.hetzner.de/wbb2/thread.php?postid=59597

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