Automatic means for spinning down disks available?
kline at tao.thought.org
Wed Apr 11 22:31:13 UTC 2007
On Wed, Apr 11, 2007 at 01:16:26PM -0700, Steve Franks wrote:
> Say, I've been meaning to install ataidle for awhile, as my server handles
> approximately 3-5 requests for cvs per 24 hours, and I'm a pragmatic
> believer in the dangers of global warming, and I've never had a disk go bad
> on my old w2k systems, even though they spun up/down at least 20-50 times a
> day (on my desktop).
> It's non-obivous, however, from the docs/man wether ataide makes persistent
> changes, or if you need to run it from cron, rc, etc. Anyone know the
> 'proper' usage for ataidle?
> I found this: http://andreas.syndrom23.de/drupal/files/ataidle which might
> be of general interest to folks along these same lines. No idea if it's
> correct usage, however.
Yuri Grebenkin's commments up-queue were well put. My newest
2800 AMD runs Ubuntu mostly for things-fun. Tho it has evolution
so I can just click-on a mail-embedded URL and have firefox come
alive very easily. No mouse swipe and messing with broswer in my
(&c.) Not *quite* like running a server just to have vi or
another editor handy, but close. The Ubuntu runs my DVD/CD
burner too. ---But it's still what I consider a "toy."
Every situation is unique, I think. Are you admin'ing a slew of
server? are you running a few to several for a small business?
Or just running two machines for your own fun and profit?
Some things to consider (besides powering -down or -off drives)
are battery backup system. Don't most UPS systems isolate your
servers from the wall-socket? At what level do hard drives have
identical circuitry so that they can be software lower-voltaged?
*Except for consumer __cost__*, why don't all boxes have builtin
batteries like latop? ...There are lots of things to consider.
> On 4/9/07, Pieter de Goeje <pieter at degoeje.nl> wrote:
> >On Sunday 08 April 2007, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> >> Hello again all,
> >> I was wondering if there was an automatic, and possibly timed
> >means to
> >> spin down disks available in either ports or the base system, by chance.
> >> Just trying to cut down on energy use, and increase my disks'
> >lives :).
> >> TIA,
> >> -Garrett
> >Take a look at ataidle (sysutils/ataidle). Dunno if it helps with their
> >expectancy, but it certainly is quieter without the disks spinning :).
> >Pieter de Goeje
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