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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for smartctl (redhat section 8)

SMARTCTL(8)			     System Manager's Manual			      SMARTCTL(8)

NAME
       smartctl - S.M.A.R.T. control utility

SYNOPSIS
       smartctl [-cdeglostv] [device]

DESCRIPTION
       smartctl   controls   the   Self-Monitoring,   Analysis	 and  Reporting  Technology  Sys-
       tem(S.M.A.R.T.) built into ATA-3 and later IDE and SCSI-3 Hard Drives.  This  is  used  to
       check the reliability of the hard drive and predict drive failures. TapeAlerts support for
       SCSI tape drives and changers smartctl is command line utility designed to perform  simple
       S.M.A.R.T. tasks.

OPTIONS
       smartctl  accepts two agruments, options and device in respective order. The options begin
       with a '-' and multiple options should be begun with a single '-'. The second argument  is
       the  device  to	be controled. ATA device use the form "/dev/hd*" and SCSI devices use the
       form "/dev/sd*". SCSI devices use only options a,i,c,e,d. For SCSI Tape Drives and  Chang-
       ers with TapeAlerts support use the form "/dev/st*" and "/dev/sg*". TapeAlerts devices use
       only a,i,c,e,d.

       i      Check if the device supports S.M.A.R.T

       c      Check if device has any S.M.A.R.T. Warranty  Failures

       g      Prints only the generic S.M.A.R.T. attributes

       v      Prints only the vendor specific S.M.A.R.T. attributes

       t      Prints only the vendor specific S.M.A.R.T. thresholds

       l      Prints only the S.M.A.R.T. error log

       a      Prints all parameters for c,i,g,v,t,l (for SCSI c,i)

       e      Enables S.M.A.R.T. on device

       d      Disables S.M.A.R.T. on device

       t      Enables S.M.A.R.T. automatic offline self test timer which scans	the  drive  every
	      four hours for disk defects.

       T      Disables S.M.A.R.T. automatic offline self test timer

       O      Runs S.M.A.R.T. Immediate off-line Test

       S      Runs S.M.A.R.T. Short Self Test ( usually under ten minutes)

       s      Runs S.M.A.R.T. Short Self Test in Captive Mode.
	       (  WARNING:  This  test	will  busy out drive for length of test. Only run this on
	      drives without any mounted partitions.)

       X      Runs S.M.A.R.T. Extended Self Test ( tens of minutes)

       x      Runs S.M.A.R.T. Extended Self Test in Captive Mode.  ( WARNING: This test will busy
	      out  drive  for  length of test. Only run this on drives without any mounted parti-
	      tions.)

       A      Aborts Non-Captive S.M.A.R.T. Tests.

EXAMPLES
       smartctl -a /dev/hda - prints all S.M.A.R.T. infomration for drive /dev/hda (Primary  Mas-
       ter)

       smartctl -d /dev/hdd - disable S.M.A.R.T. on drive /dev/hdd (Secondary Slave)

AUTHOR
       Michael Cornwell, cornwell@acm.org
       Concurrent Systems Laboratory
       Jack Baskin School of Engineering
       University of California Santa Cruz
       http://csl.cse.ucsc.edu/

smartctl-2.1				September 13, 2001			      SMARTCTL(8)


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