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    [ubuntu] Re: Half the drives in my RAID won't spin down

    They are connected via the motherboard's onboard SATA ports, which is the same way the other two drives are connected (which can be spun down). The motherboard i'm using is a ASROCK E350M1.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Half the drives in my RAID won't spin down

    Sorry it took so long to respond. The drives are Western Digital Caviar Blacks, WD1001FALS-00J7B0. I've been digging around, and have become a little worried that I'll need windows to update the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Half the drives in my RAID won't spin down

    I had an idea on a script that might do the trick, but wanted to bounce it off of you guys before i learned enough to actually write the script (I know python, but my linux skills are next to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Half the drives in my RAID won't spin down

    The drives that won't spin down are WD Caviar Black 1 TB (WD1001FALS) drives. They are connected via the SATA header on the motherboard, as are the other two drives that do spin down.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Half the drives in my RAID won't spin down

    So there aren't any packages that will monitor disk usage and spin down the disks after inactivity like hdparm does? Just surprised that "relatively" new drives like these wouldn't support this kind...
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    [ubuntu] Half the drives in my RAID won't spin down

    Hi, I just installed a fresh version of 12.04 server and have everything configured. When i set the spin down settings on hdparm.conf everything appeared to go fine. However, when i checked the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: jbd2 / samba prevents drives spinning down

    Thanks! I had already configured SMART to not wake up spun down disks, but didn't know the formatting process for EXT 4 wasn't instantaneous. I posted on that thread too, but does anyone know how...
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    [ubuntu] Re: jbd2 relentlessly grinding my disks

    I just ran into the same problem. How long did it take for your array to finish the process?
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    [ubuntu] jbd2 / samba prevents drives spinning down

    Hi, I just finished setting up a fresh 12.04 server installation to use as a file server. I installed samba but would like to us hdparm to spin down my raid array (ext4) when not in use. However,...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Creating liveCD from existing server installation

    Thank you both for your advice. As far as the link in the second reply, that is actually what i was referring to by the "chroot method". I'm not sure how well this would work when i had to install...
  11. [ubuntu] Creating liveCD from existing server installation

    I would like to make a bootable live cd that is the exact same environment as the existing install on the hard drive. I know for Ubuntu desktop you can use remastersys, but it requires a GUI and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Safe to use auto-login?

    Desktop version. The problem that I run into as far as controlling remotely is that I won't know the IP addresses of the nodes at startup (and more than likely, my master node won't be on the same...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Safe to use auto-login?

    By this, do you mean that if I execute the python scripts via rc.local that they will run without even having to log in at all? In other words, the machines could sit at the login screen and still...
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    [ubuntu] Safe to use auto-login?

    Hi, I'm new to linux and had a security question. I'm an academic researcher and created a liveCD to turn unused machines at my university into computational nodes. However, in order to speed up the...
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