Sunday, September 28, 2008

I hate hardware

A couple of weeks ago my linux home server's root disk failed. I replaced it with one I had sitting around and rebuilt the OS.

Now this morning I get this email:

To: root@homeserver.localdomain
Subject: SMART error (Health) detected on host: homeserver
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2008 03:14:07 -0400

This email was generated by the smartd daemon running on:

host name: homeserver
DNS domain: localdomain
NIS domain: (none)

The following warning/error was logged by the smartd daemon:

Device: /dev/hda, FAILED SMART self-check. BACK UP DATA NOW!

For details see host's SYSLOG (default: /var/log/syslog).

You can also use the smartctl utility for further investigation.
No additional email messages about this problem will be sent.

Lets see what disk sales Best Buy/Circuit City/etc has today..