Useful SMART Commands

Cpanel script is not very helpful, but you can certainly use these commands for predict and analyze real drive issues:

smartctl -a /dev/hda smartctl -a -d ata /dev/sda <—- for SATA Drives

smartctl -t short /dev/sdb This runs a short test on the drive, you then view the results with the above commands.

Note: you can even just schedule these to run as a cron job and pipe the output to | mail to automate this.

There are also various scripts you can customize for smartd and smartctl, these scripts are usually in:
There are example scripts included with smartmontools. These are usually located in a location like:


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