Hot Swapping SATA drive?
roberthuff at rcn.com
Tue May 14 11:45:24 UTC 2013
Ronald F. Guilmette writes:
> I bought one of these things awhile ago:
I believe I have a similar object, only a) external (eSATA), b)
from a different manufacturer, and c) connected to a -CURRENT
system. I use it as a backup device.
> I just now tried to read up a little bit on all of this ACPI
> stuff, but my eyes are starting to glaze over. So if someone
> would answer these simple and obvious questions, I'd appreciate
> 1) Given a system running FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE, is anything bad
> gonna happen if I insert a drive into this thing while the system
> is running? Will I be able to mount partitions contained on the
> drive in question after I do so?
That works for me. I need to re-scan the ata channel using
"atacontrol" but once that happens it's fine.
> 2) Given a system running FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE, is anything bad
> gonna happen if I remove a drive from this thing while the system
> is running, assuming that I have already properly umounted all
> relevant partitions first?
Nothing bad happened to me.
> 3) Assuming that I want to do this stuff, what BIOS options
> should I be setting or unsetting on the motherboard?
I am unable to check the BIOS settings on that MB (which may be
ASrock as well), but I don't believe I had to do anything other hand
make sure eSATA was enabled.
> Please excuse my ignorance, but I've never done this stuff
I remember the nerves when I tried this.
You should be fine,
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