audrey

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Oct 18, 2006
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Hi

the main drive on my dedicated server is spiking a lot
so I ran
/usr/sbin/smartctl -q errorsonly -H -l selftest -l error /dev/sda5
and the server responded
Standard Inquiry (36 bytes) failed [Inappropriate ioctl for device]
Retrying with a 64 byte Standard Inquiry
Standard Inquiry (64 bytes) failed [Inappropriate ioctl for device]

Here is the server information
Linux 2.6.18-308.20.1.el5 #1 SMP Tue Nov 13 10:15:12 EST 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

What command should I use to check the health of the drive?

Thanks in advance for your help

Audrey
 

cPanelMichael

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Apr 11, 2011
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Hello :)

You may want to try checking the following log files for any indication of a drive failure:

/var/log/messages
/var/log/dmesg

Thank you.