brandon at hotornot.com
Tue May 1 00:45:16 UTC 2007
we've had a lot of disks fail with no real warning from smartmontools,
not really sure how it decides a drive is failing. we tried using this
with a bunch of sata/ide drives. i too would like to know what other
people are trying to do.
Eric Lambrecht wrote:
> What does everybody here use for monitoring the health of disks? We've
> got quite a heterogenous setup going on, and at the moment I think
> manual monitoring of syslog is all we've got since various machines
> seem to fail in all sorts of new and interesting ways with new and
> interesting error messages.
> A cursory look on the web makes me think 'smartmontools.sf.net' might
> work pretty well, as I think all our machines ultimately use SATA drives.
> We're using the latest mogile with the test writes, but that still
> doesn't seem to catch everything.
> Any sage advice from experienced disk-tenders?
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