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Old 08-26-2011, 02:06 AM   #1
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Question Power management of eSATA/USB/Docking station via CLI

I want to do something similar to the unanswered question of this post:
I want to have an external eSATA or USB(3 preferably) or docking station to host a large HDD on which I will save my backups.I really need to control the power on/off of the external HDD via the CLI. How can I do that?

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Old 08-27-2011, 12:19 PM   #2
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udevd might control the loading of drivers , mainly by triggering the modprobe command or a shellscript using the modprobe command , after some files for the new device show up somewhere in /sys .

I don't know if it possible to poweroff an external /dev but the hdparm command could be cabable of spinning down a drive .
Aditionally there is also a sdparm command .


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