[smartmontools-support] How to control when smartd sends email notifications?

George Anchev studio at anchev.net
Thu Mar 1 12:19:57 CET 2018


In my /etc/smard.conf I have:

DEVICESCAN -d removable -m root at localhost

and it works fine, sending emails at 23:35 each evening.

However I wonder:

1. What would happen if the computer is turned off at that time? Will
smartd send an email immediately when it the PC is turned on next
morning? Or will it wait for 23:35 next evening (when the machine can
be off again)?

2. What would be the way to control at what time the email notifications
are sent? Running 'crontab -l' shows no crontab for root which means
smartd is not controlled by a cron job. How does this work?

3. Is it possible to get notifications immediately when a failure

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