> -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Jerry > McAllister > Sent: Monday, November 12, 2007 8:04 AM > To: David Newman > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: dealing with a failing drive > > > On Sat, Nov 10, 2007 at 05:22:06PM -0800, David Newman wrote:
> > I vaguely remember trying about a year ago to load a SMART utility from > > the ports collection but it wouldn't work on drives in a RAID array. > > > > Is there some other way to: > > > > a) diagnose/fix the errant disk here? > > b) monitor the health of disks on a Compaq controller so it doesn't get > > to this point to begin with? > > Hi David, apologies to Jerry for jumping in. Compaq uses several RAID cards most are under the so-called "SmartArray" using the ida driver. If this is yours, you can use a utility called "idacontrol" that can monitor the array, here's the instructions for using it. You will need usrsbin sources installed: ) Install idacontrol cd /usr/ports mkdir distfiles cd /usr/ports/distfiles mkdir manual-build cd manual-build fetch ftp://ftp.jurai.net/users/winter/idacontrol.tar cd /usr/src tar xf /usr/ports/distfiles/manual-build/idacontrol.tar cd /usr/src/usr.sbin/idacontrol vi makefile change variable NOMAN to NO_MAN make obj && make depend && make && make install cd idacontrol show | grep "Status" IF status is fully up it will say: Status: Logical drive ok IF status is degraded it will say 1 of several other error messages. More on PR i386/70482 and on thread: http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-scsi/2005-September/002009.html NOTE: The smart utility only works on SATA or ATA/IDE drives, not SCSI. Ted _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"