Changes between Version 5 and Version 6 of FAQ


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     245=== My ATA drive is not in the {{{smartctl}}}/{{{smartd}}} database ===
     246
     247Does this break anything? How do I get it added?
     248
     249If your drive is not in the database, then the ''names'' of the Attributes
     250(displayed in the {{{ATTRIBUTE_NAME}}} column of {{{smartctl -A /dev/hd?}}})
     251and the ''format'' of the the raw Attribute values shown in the
     252{{{RAW_VALUE}}} column may be incorrect.  This is mostly cosmetic:
     253the essential drive health monitoring/testing functionality of
     254{{{smartmontools}}} does ''not'' depend upon the database.
     255
     256'''If your drive is not in the database, pleaes check the
     257[http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=64297 sourceforge project page]
     258to be sure that you are using the latest smartmontools release.  Each
     259new release has additional drives added to the database. Please do
     260not submit a new drive for the database without checking to see if it
     261is already in the database of the current smartmontools release version.'''
     262
     263'''If your drive is not in the database of the current release,'''
     264to have it added to the database, first use the command:
     265{{{
     266 smartctl -t short /dev/hd?
     267}}}
     268to run a short self-test on the drive, and wait a
     269few minutes for the test to complete. Then email
     270the entire output from:[[BR]]
     271{{{
     272smartctl -a /dev/hd?
     273}}}
     274
     275to [https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/smartmontools-database smartmontools-database]
     276as a plain-text ASCII email attachment (file type: ".txt").  The timestamp
     277in the self-test log will help us to determine whether Attribute 9 is
     278being used to store the lifetime in hours, minutes, or seconds.
     279
     280If you need to use any of the vendor-specific display options
     281({{{-v}}} options) with the drive, or if any of the Attributes are
     282behaving strangely, please include that information as well.
     283
     284----
     285
    245286== Selftests ==
    246287
     
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    381 <!-- Add drive to database -->
    382 <h3><a name="FAQ-database"></a>My ATA drive is not in the <tt>smartctl</tt>/<tt>smartd</tt> database.  Does this break anything? How do I get it added?</h3>
    383 
    384 <p> If your drive is not in the database, then the
    385  <i>names</i> of the Attributes (displayed in the <tt>ATTRIBUTE_NAME</tt> column of
    386  <tt>smartctl -A /dev/hd?</tt>) and the <i>format</i> of the the raw Attribute
    387  values shown in the <tt>RAW_VALUE</tt> column may be incorrect.  This
    388  is mostly cosmetic: the essential drive health monitoring/testing
    389  functionality of <b>smartmontools</b> does <i>not</i> depend upon the
    390  database.
    391 
    392 </p>
    393 
    394 <p><b>If your drive is not in the database, pleaes check the <a
    395  href="http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=64297">sourceforge project page</a>
    396  to be sure that you are using the latest smartmontools release.  Each
    397  new release has additional drives added to the database.  Please do
    398  not submit a new drive for the database without checking to see if it
    399  is already in the database of the current smartmontools release
    400  version.</b></p>
    401 
    402 <p><b> If your drive is not in the database of the current release,</b>
    403  to have it added to the database, first use the command:<br/>
    404  <span class="code">smartctl -t short /dev/hd?</span><br/> to run a short self-test on
    405  the drive, and wait a few minutes for the test to complete.  Then
    406  email the entire output from:<br/> <span class="code">smartctl -a /dev/hd?</span><br/>
    407 
    408  to <a
    409  href="https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/smartmontools-database">smartmontools-database</a>
    410  as a plain-text ASCII email attachment (file type: ".txt").  The timestamp
    411  in the self-test log will help us to determine whether Attribute 9 is
    412  being used to store the lifetime in hours, minutes, or seconds.</p>
    413 
    414 <p>If you need to use any of the vendor-specific display options
    415  (<tt>-v</tt> options) with the drive, or if any of the Attributes are
    416  behaving strangely, please include that information as well.</p>
    417 <hr />
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