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smartcheck - all drives

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by theallan, May 23, 2016.

  1. theallan

    theallan Active Member

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    Hi all,

    My server has four physical hard drives, and I've just been looking into making sure that they are monitored for SMART failures so I can get notification if they do fail. It appears that WHM / cPanel has `smartmontools` built in via its `/scripts/smartcheck` script.

    When I run it I get:

    Using smartcheck version profile "5.43" for smartctl (5.43)
    Checking /dev/sdd....Ok​

    Which is good, but it appears to be checking only one disk. So the follow on questions are:

    • How can I have it check all four disks?
    • What e-mail address does it use if a notification needs to be sent out?
    • How can I check this is actually running periodically?
    I couldn't find any documentation on the above, apologies if I missed it!

    Thanks,
     
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Hello,

    You can configure notifications for "Disk Integrity Check" via "WHM >> Contact Manager". It's documented at:

    Contact Manager - Documentation - cPanel Documentation

    I believe the configuration file you are looking for, with information on how/when it runs, is found at:

    /etc/smartmontools/smartd.conf

    Thank you.
     
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