S.M.A.R.T Errors on /dev/hda ??? :confused:

sh4ka

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I recieved this email from my cPanel server today :eek: , can anyone tell me what does this mean ?, is this an important error or a false alarm?

Thanks,

S.M.A.R.T Errors on /dev/hda
From Command: /usr/sbin/smartctl -q errorsonly -H -l selftest -l error /dev/hda
Warning: ATA error count 46 inconsistent with error log pointer 5

ATA Error Count: 46 (device log contains only the most recent five errors)
Error 46 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 11990 hours
Error 45 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 11990 hours
Error 44 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 11990 hours
Error 43 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 11990 hours
Error 42 occurred at disk power-on lifetime: 11930 hours
----END /dev/hda--
 

chirpy

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It may be a false alarm. It can also indicate a disk about to die. You should watch the error count. If it goes up then the disk needs to be replaced. If it stays the same it is probably an incompatibility between the SMART controller on the disk and smartmontools.