[Updated on 18/08/13] - New package v6.2-1 - New version hosted at http://www.netpower.fr
SMART technology helps preventing data loss by monitoring your hard drives and predicting failures.
Tightly integrated into unix systems via smartmontools, it also exists for Windows systems, often already integrated into modern RAID controller frameworks, or available with free / paid diagnostic tools.
As i needed a tool to monitor hard disks, i begun writing an alternate installer for smartmontools under Windows, focused primary on mass deployment (unattended switches), but also with a nice GUI for end users, that includes sending mail alerts or local messages.
Based on smartmontools by Bruce Allen & Christian Franke, versionning follows linux naming conventions for packages, meaning the first version number is the upstream smartmontools version, the last digit is my installer's version.
it's daily usable, altough a bit too new to use it in critical enterprise environnments (currently, this works for myself, my company, and about 100 computers in companies i'm working for, including critical servers).
Although i don't provide commercial support, feel free to send me a mail if you encounter any bugs for limited support.
When launched without any command line arguments, it will show a simple GUI to configure SMART and alert options. When launched with the right arguments, a full unattended setup is performed. A basic install script would look like this:
The last argument does not use the same input format because it's used directly by the installer core (Inno Setup), all other switches are used by my installer script. A full list of command line switches can be found in the README.TXT file that comes with the installer (allowing to configure everything the GUI can).
This project is fully GPLv2, based on well known opensource projects, including the following:
- Smartmontools by Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, Gabriele Pohl, Alex Samorukov, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net
- Inno Setup by Jordan Russel, http://www.jrsoftware.org
- Sendemail by Brandon Zehm, http://caspian.dotconf.net/menu/Software/SendEmail
- Gzip by Free Software Foundation, Inc. Copyright (C) 1992, 1993 Jean-loup Gailly, http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/
Special thanks to Chistian Franke for his WTSSendMessage implementation.
Source code can be found here.
This project is translated in English, French and German, if you wish to help translating, please send me an email.
Have Fun :)