#1309 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Smartmontools Audible Warning

Reported by: djevlen Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: smartd Version:
Keywords: Cc:



How to configure smartmontools to give audible warnings from onboard system speaker when hdd is about to fail or S.M.A.R.T. is logging errors ?

OS : Debian 10 buster

All other forums only discuss how to send email when something is wrong...
Im not interested in emails...Server is at home and so am i... Audible warning will draw my attention must faster.

Is there any chance of implementing such feature ?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 14 months ago by djevlen

Component: allsmartctl

comment:2 Changed 14 months ago by Christian Franke

Component: smartctlsmartd
Priority: criticalminor

A nice to have feature is never "critical" :-)

comment:3 Changed 14 months ago by Christian Franke

Create a smartd warning script which runs the command(s) of choice, for example the beep command.

Specify the script path in smartd.conf, for example:

DEVICESCAN [...other...options...] -m <nomailer> -M exec /path/to/your/script

Append -M test to test script functionality.

See -M exec on smartd.conf man page for details and the example scripts directory for other scripts.

comment:4 Changed 14 months ago by Christian Franke

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

Could be implemented with a custom smartd warning script. See the above comment for details.

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