Re: What Utilities to check a Hard Disc?
On Wed, Aug 09, 2006 at 05:43:35AM +0200, Francesco Pietra wrote:
> On Sunday 06 August 2006 19:11, Daniel van Eeden wrote:
> > The HDD tools I use are:
> > * smartmontools
> > smartctl -a -d ata /dev/sda # show info for SATA disk
> > smartctl -a /dev/hda # show info for PATA disk
> > smartctl -t long /dev/hda # start long test for PATA disk
> I have now installed smartmontools on a raid1 machine with debian amd64 dual
> opterons and two hard disks, used for computation only. At the installation:
> Not starting SMART daemon smartd, disabled via
> Question: should I activate smartd?
Yes. Although SMART doesn't catch all errors it's good enough to warn
for the most common cases. However, SMART and RAID are no substitute
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