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Old 01-24-2005, 09:30 PM   #1
Furlinastis
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weird hard drive activity


every night my linux box's hard drive starts doing something at about 3-4am ... the activity light turns on and the HDD makes noise likes it's searching or something and lasts about 5-10 minutes ... does anyone have any ideas as to what it is doing?
 
Old 01-24-2005, 10:09 PM   #2
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I believe that's the daily cron job running.
It's fine.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 10:24 PM   #3
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it could be running the SMART tests (smartctl) on the hard drive.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 10:48 PM   #4
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auditek is right, slackware has its daily cron jobs to start around that time I believe. By default it is just updating the slocate database and running ldconfig. Look inside any scripts in /etc/cron.daily/ to see whats going on.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 07:30 AM   #5
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Mine kicks off doing the 'updatedb' at 4:40 AM. Thats when I know I REALLY should go to bed! Helps me keep track of time :-)
 
  


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