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SmartMonTools: tests get cancelled without any traces

I am testing hard disks with SmartMonTools under Ubuntu 20.04. Tests for some hard disks are not working - they disappear without leaving any warnings or errors. Hard drive status before the test (...
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Is my hard drive failing? / Need help with smartctl -a output

I have an old Seagate 4TB internal drive from a crapped out pc that I was planning to repurpose as a spare drive for gaming. Figured I'd run some smartctl scans on it first just to be safe so I did ...
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Best practices to enable SMART disk notifications on a Linux workstation?

I enabled SMART notifications on my laptop running Debian. Basically I just want to get a notification pop up when something goes wrong on a disk. I don't want to get an email, I think a notification ...
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NAS server smartd.conf assistance

I want to perform the following using smartd: Run short smartctl test once a week. Run long smartctl test once a month. Get the results for each run on mail. I tried to read the 'man' page for both ...
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Can I recover a 500GB Seagate Momentus with bad sectors?

I've received a Seagate 2.5" 5400rpm 500gb HDD that was throwing up a Boot configuration error post some windows updates. I've tried the following on it and nothing seems to work: First step: I ...
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Can I determine the real lifetime with “Error occurred at power lifetime: 19132h” and "Power_On_Hours 0h" in smartctl?

I just bought a "new" and very cheap hdd online. I used some kinda usb3.0 hdd box to connect to my PC. By running smartctl, I can see the following outputs 9 Power_On_Hours 0x0012 ...
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Bind smartd to user session

I want to see smartd notifications in DE (Gnome3). So I've configured smartd to execute custom script that uses notify-send to notify all logged users: smartd.conf: /dev/sda -m root -M test -M exec /...
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How to check for file system consistency after power outage [duplicate]

What can I do to check if a file system (data in files and the hardware) is intact or corrupt after a computer is shutdown abruptly due to power outage? My home desktop computer was shut down by ...
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How to check/fix nvme health?

I'm running debian stable with a 2 x nvme Raid 1. Here is the hardware/hoster it's running on https://www.hetzner.com/dedicated-rootserver/ex62-nvme?country=us Almost every second day mdadm monitoring ...
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Is it possible to get S.M.A.R.T Monitoring for Debian 9 into Slack?

I've recently set Debian 9 up on a home server and I would like to run some S.M.A.R.T checks against my HDD's and then get alerted if there are any issues. Ideally I'd like the alerts to come into my ...
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smartd only send email on attribute change

I setup smartd to send me mail reports in case my disks fail. Unfortunately I am being spammed each day by the same attribute with the same (not changing) value: The following warning/error was ...
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How to display message from daemon in gnu screen message line

Let's say I've setup smartd to send out a message any time a SMART warning happens. Is there a way to put this warning into the message line of all running screen sessions?
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How to use smartctl in practice?

I was casually using smartctl to peek on my disks without really diving in. After reading a comment on Hacker News I decided to schedule daily short and weekly long tests. How to actually make good ...
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Unable to enable SMART support for external hard drive

I use my recently bought 1T Seagate Backup Plus Slim external hard disk ID 0bc2:ab24 Seagate RSS LLC (NTFS filesystem) as a backup tool. I want to run the Smartmontools software on this disk, but when ...
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Cannot enable smartctl Auto Offline Data Collection

smartctl --offlineauto=on /dev/sda [-d TYPE] will not enable Auto Offline Data Collection as reported by smartctl -c /dev/sda which shows Auto Offline data collection on/off support Auto Offline ...
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smartmontools - Is the automatic test the same as running a short test?

We're busy setting up smartmontools on our various Linux based servers and although it works, we want to streamline the process a bit. As I understand, we can enable automatic testing which should ...
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Why does ZFS not report disk as degraded?

S.M.A.R.T. has found an unrecoverable read-error on one of my disks, but zpool status lists all disks as ONLINE (I.E. not DEGRADED). Do you know why might that be? I though ZFS would know of any ...
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can we automatically wait the required time for smartmontools/smartctl?

Can we do something like this in a script (preferably zsh): smartctl -t long /dev/sda smartctl -t long /dev/sdb smartctl -t long /dev/sdc [Wait however long smartctl needs] smartctl -H /dev/sda ...
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