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Manual Reference Pages  -  SPINDOWN (1)

NAME

spindown - SCSI/firewire harddrive spindown daemon

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Examples
See Also
Authors

SYNOPSIS

spindown [-Db] [-p pidfile] [-d device] [-t seconds] [-i seconds]

DESCRIPTION

The spindown daemon automatically spins down firewire / SCSI drives that have been idle for a specified amount of time. Each drive can be assigned a maximum idle time independently.

The following options are available:
-D runs spindown in debug mode, preventing it from daemonizing
-b makes spindown run in the background
-p pidfile
-d a device to be monitored (multiple devices may be specified) The idle time at which the drive will spin down is the time specified by the last -t parameter before this -d option. This way idle times can be set independently for each device.
-t idle time at which a device will spin down (defaults to 600 seconds) this option can be specified more than one. -d options specified will use the last -t option encountered before the -d option itself.
-i check interval. This is the interval between device activity checks (defaults to 60 seconds)

EXAMPLES

Monitor devices da0 and da1 and spin down the devices after 5 and 10 minutes respectively, with a check interval of five minutes.

    spindown -b -i 300 -t 300 -d da0 -t 600 -d da1

SEE ALSO

camcontrol(8), firewire(4)

AUTHORS


.An -nosplit The spindown utility was originally written by
.An Arjan van der Velde Aq noresult@noresult.net .
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