========================================================== smartmontools - S.M.A.R.T. utility toolset for Darwin/Mac OSX, FreeBSD, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris, and Windows. ========================================================== $Id$ == HOME == The home for smartmontools is located at: http://www.smartmontools.org/ Please see this web site for updates, documentation, and for submitting patches and bug reports. You will find a mailing list for support and other questions at: https://listi.jpberlin.de/mailman/listinfo/smartmontools-support == COPYING == Copyright (C) 2002-9 Bruce Allen Copyright (C) 2004-18 Christian Franke This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License (for example COPYING). If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0-or-later == CREDITS == See AUTHORS file. == OVERVIEW == smartmontools contains utilities that control and monitor storage devices using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) system build into ATA/SATA and SCSI/SAS hard drives and solid-state drives. This is used to check the reliability of the drive and to predict drive failures. == CONTENTS == The suite contains two utilities: smartctl is a command line utility designed to perform S.M.A.R.T. tasks such as disk self-checks, and to report the S.M.A.R.T. status of the disk. smartd is a daemon that periodically monitors S.M.A.R.T. status and reports errors and changes in S.M.A.R.T. attributes to syslog. == OBTAINING SMARTMONTOOLS == Source tarballs --------------- http://sourceforge.net/projects/smartmontools/files/ SVN --- svn co http://svn.code.sf.net/p/smartmontools/code/trunk/smartmontools smartmontools This will create a subdirectory called smartmontools containing the code. To instead get the 5.38 release: svn co http://svn.code.sf.net/p/smartmontools/code/tags/RELEASE_5_38/sm5 smartmontools You can see what the different tags are by looking at http://sourceforge.net/p/smartmontools/code/HEAD/tree/tags/ == BUILDING/INSTALLING SMARTMONTOOLS == Refer to the "INSTALL" file for detailed installation instructions. == GETTING STARTED == To examine SMART data from a disk, try: smartctl -a /dev/sda See the manual page 'man smartctl' for more information. To start automatic monitoring of your disks with the smartd daemon, try: smartd -d to start the daemon in foreground (debug) mode, or smartd to start the daemon in background mode. This will log messages to SYSLOG. If you would like to get email warning messages, please set up the configuration file smartd.conf with the '-m' mail warning Directive. See the manual page 'man smartd' for more information.