The smartmontools package (S.M.A.R.T. Monitoring Tools)
contains two open source utility programs
(smartctl and smartd) to control and monitor storage systems using
S.M.A.R.T. built into most modern ATA and SCSI hard disks.
It is derived from the smartsuite package, and includes
support for ATA/ATAPI-5 disks. It should run on any modern Linux
Smartmontools provide early warning signs of problems with a
hard drive, allowing a backup of data before the complete failure.
ATA Error Recovery Control configuration is
supported by Smartmontools, allowing it to configure many desktop-class
hard drives for use in a RAID array and viceversa.
- smartctl - command line utility designed to perform
S.M.A.R.T. tasks such as disk self-checks, and to report the S.M.A.R.T.
status of the disk
- smartd - a daemon that periodically monitors S.M.A.R.T.
status and reports errors and changes in S.M.A.R.T. attributes to
- Run Smartmontools in the background and have it check
drives and email when there are issues
to Hard Disk Tools Home Page
Last Updated Sunday, August 18 2013 @ 12:50 PM EDT