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

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

NAME
       smartd - S.M.A.R.T. Daemon

SYNOPSIS
       smartd [-X]

DESCRIPTION
       smartd  is  a  daemon that monitors the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology
       System(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.  smartd is   daemon
       designed to notify users of S.M.A.R.T. errors via SYSLOG interface.

OPTIONS
       smartd accepts single agrument. The options begin with a '-'. The daemon scans for all ATA
       devices	using the form "/dev/hd*" and SCSI devices using the form "/dev/sd*" that support
       S.M.A.R.T. and have S.M.A.R.T. enabled. It polls these devices every 30	minutes  checking
       for S.M.A.R.T. errors.

       X      Runs smartd "debug" which runs non fork and displays ststus to STDOUT

       EXAMPLES

	      smartd - run in forked (daemon mode)

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				SMARTD(8)


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