Executable available to force standby?

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marct
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Executable available to force standby?

Post by marct » Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:58 pm

Hi,

Is there an executable anywhere on the system that we could call to force the box into standby somehow? It could be run as a cronjob. It seems that we are all wasting a lot of time leaving our boxes to see if they go into standby, when it may not work at all because of our drives for example.

This may help you and us to diagnose the issue more quickly.

Thanks
Marc
NAS: TS-209
Firmware: Version 1.1.1 build 0831T
Raid: Off
HDD: 1 x 500Gb Seagate (ST3500630AS 3.AA) & 1 x 300Gb Maxtor (6V300F0)
SlimServer Installed
USB Drive: 1 x 500Gb NTFS
OS: Windows Vista

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Post by pingu » Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:51 pm

Marc,

I don't know if it's supported (or even included), but the hdparm -y command might work?

http://linux.die.net/man/8/hdparm

Cheers,
pingu

marct
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Post by marct » Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:41 am

I tried the hdparm command but I am not sure what device I am meant to call it against. hdaX devices don't seem to exist and sdX do but it cannot get the status. :(

Any other ideas?

Thanks
marc
NAS: TS-209
Firmware: Version 1.1.1 build 0831T
Raid: Off
HDD: 1 x 500Gb Seagate (ST3500630AS 3.AA) & 1 x 300Gb Maxtor (6V300F0)
SlimServer Installed
USB Drive: 1 x 500Gb NTFS
OS: Windows Vista

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