Hot Swapping SATA drive?
Ronald F. Guilmette
rfg at tristatelogic.com
Tue May 14 23:27:26 UTC 2013
In message <20882.9169.697806.928200 at jerusalem.litteratus.org>,
Robert Huff <roberthuff at rcn.com> wrote:
>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.
Yea, mine is internal, and real SATA. I wonder if that will make a
>> 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.
Hummm... I tried "atacontrol info" and I got this:
ATA_CAM option is enabled in kernel.
Please use camcontrol instead.
So I guess I need to use camcontrol instead. But what command? What
were you using with atacontrol to "re-scan"? Was that "atacontrol attach"?
I wonder what the camcontrol equivalent to that is. Nothing obvious is
jumping out at me from the man page.
> 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.
I'm determined to try this, and to make it work. Now I just need to know
what camcontrol command I should be using.
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