How to detect hard disk failure ?
alexander.haderer at charite.de
Fri May 16 07:40:56 PDT 2003
At 09:27 16.05.2003 -0500, Pranav A. Desai wrote:
>The other thing that I thought of doing is to capture /var/log/messages
>for any errors regarding disks. But I have two problems with that.
>1) I dont know how to do tail -f in shell script.
Take a look at fetchlog, it was made just for this kind of job:
>2) I am not sure if messages gives all kinds of disk errors.
disk error messages appear as kernel messages, and they are part of
messages. See /etc/syslog.conf. If you try fetchlog think about a special
logfile for kernelmessages only. Again: man syslogd, man syslog.conf, man
with best regards,
Alexander Haderer Charite Berlin - Germany
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