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    Help with setting up S.M.A.R.T monitoring


    Cross-post from Mandriva since it did not receive any feedback there.

    Hello,

    I am trying to setup smart monitoring using smartd but it refuses to start.

    I have installed smartmontools and I am able to run smartctl -i /dev/[device] for all my drives and see that they are smart enabled.

    However, when I try to run service smartd start it fails:
    Code:
    # service smartd start
    Starting smartd (via systemctl):  Job failed. See system logs and 'systemctl status' for details.
                                                                    [FAILED]
    /var/log/messages tell me:
    Code:
    Oct 16 00:02:10 holisrv2 systemd[1]: Failed to load environment files: No such file or directory
    Oct 16 00:02:10 holisrv2 systemd[1]: smartd.service failed to run 'start' task: No such file or directory
    What are these environment files it is looking for?


    I have looked around a bit and I have /etc/smartd.conf with the following content:
    Code:
    # Sample configuration file for smartd.  See man smartd.conf.
    
    DEVICESCAN -S on -o on -a -I 194 -m myname@myserver.com -s (S/../.././02|L/../../6/03)
    I did for some reason not have /etc/defaults/smartmontools. I tried creating it manually but to no effect. It now contains:
    Code:
    # 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
    #enable_smart="/dev/hda /dev/hdb"
    
    # uncomment to start smartd on system startup
    start_smartd=yes
    
    # uncomment to pass additional options to smartd on startup
    smartd_opts="--interval=1800"
    Looking in /etc/init.d/smartd I find (among others) the following lines:
    Code:
    # Source function library
    . /etc/rc.d/init.d/functions
    
    # Source configuration file
    [ -r /etc/sysconfig/smartd ] && . /etc/sysconfig/smartd
    I have none of the files mentioned.

    I appreciate any help I can get.

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