Bad Blocks Monitoring


Configuring of the S.M.A.R.T Integration for monitoring bad blocks.

Recently we had both our disk failure in our RAID 1 Configuration. And as a result I’m looking to implement more proactive monitoring into our infrastructure to be more proactive.

I’ve completed the configuration of S.M.A.R.T but I’m not seeing any logs generated or anything retraining to SMART in the console.

This is the configuration of my python.d/smartd_log.conf

  name: local
  log_path : '/var/log/smartd/'
  age: 1

  name: smartd_log
  log_path: '/var/log/smartd/'
  age: 1440

I’m new to netdata, so if I’m doing this wrong, please point in the right direction on the documentation and I’ll do some reading.

Relevant docs you followed/actions you took to solve the issue

Environment/Browser/Agent’s version etc

Server: Amazon EC2 Instance
OS: Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish)
Agent Version: v1.42.0-159-nightly

Hi @RodoggA

So, if I understand correctly, there’s nothing under /var/log/smartd/ ? Is smartd running?

I forget to check the most basic thing. Thanks.
There appears to be issues with that service. Leave this with me.

I’ll troubleshoot that and cycle back here if I’m still not getting alerts coming through once resolved.