Welcome! Log In Create A New Profile


Hard disk Sentinel

Posted by habibie 
Hard disk Sentinel
August 22, 2018 07:24AM
I was searching Kali Linux for a Seagate Dockstar through google and stumbled upon this hard disk sentinel for Linux. It looks like a commercial package. However, it has a free version for an ARMv5 platform. I wonder if anyone here has tried this hard disk sentinel and can chime in before I will give it a try.
Re: Hard disk Sentinel
August 22, 2018 09:10AM
Are you not using Debian smartmontools?

Forum Wiki
bodhi's corner
Re: Hard disk Sentinel
August 22, 2018 02:25PM
bodhi Wrote:
> Are you not using Debian smartmontools?

No. But, since you mentioned it, I just installed smartmontools. Now, what should I do to take the advantages of what smartmontools can give.
Re: Hard disk Sentinel
August 22, 2018 02:32PM
Looks like all I need is to taylor the /etc/default/smartmontools (/dev/sda is my SATA HDD). Then, run /etc/init.d/smartmontools restart to enable smartmontools.

[root@debian:/root 1%] # cat /etc/default/smartmontools 
# Defaults for smartmontools initscript (/etc/init.d/smartmontools)
# This is a POSIX shell fragment

# List of devices you want to explicitly enable S.M.A.R.T. for
# Not needed (and not recommended) if the device is monitored by smartd

# uncomment to start smartd on system startup

# uncomment to pass additional options to smartd on startup
[root@debian:/root 2%] #

Your Email:


Spam prevention:
Please, enter the code that you see below in the input field. This is for blocking bots that try to post this form automatically. If the code is hard to read, then just try to guess it right. If you enter the wrong code, a new image is created and you get another chance to enter it right.