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Re: How can I initiate offline surface scan on a SMART enabled hard disk?



On Tue, 2004-10-26 at 05:47, VJ wrote:
> Hi,
>     I tried looking for this in man page but could not fifure out how to do
> that. The drive is capable of offline surface scan as reported by
> 'smartctl -c'. Does anybody know how to do this?

It's just either:
smartctl -t long /dev/hda
or
smartctl -t short /dev/hda

There's a nice article in Linux Journal, Jan 2004:

http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=6983


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