I have smartd monitoring my hard drives. It works fine generally, but the following error window has been consistently popping up every 24 hours.
This email was generated by the smartd daemon running on: host name: sparhawk-XPS-17 DNS domain: [Unknown] NIS domain: (none) The following warning/error was logged by the smartd daemon: Device: /dev/sdc [SAT], unable to open device For details see host's SYSLOG. You can also use the smartctl utility for further investigation. Another email message will be sent in 24 hours if the problem persists.
There is no sdc connected, but nevertheless I try
sudo smartctl -a /dev/sdc. The result is
smartctl 5.43 2012-06-30 r3573 [x86_64-linux-3.5.0-26-generic] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-12 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net Smartctl open device: /dev/sdc failed: No such device
The only non–commented-out line in
DEVICESCAN -m root -M exec /usr/share/smartmontools/smartd-runner
Is there a way to make smartd correctly identify the removal of this disk, and not complain about it? If this is not possible, then is there a way to make smartd only monitor sda and sdb?