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    Any easy way to spindown ?

    Hi, i'd like to know if there i any way to use spindown easily in proxmox ? I'm running a vm with TrueNAS and i gave him basically all my disk and the whole server at best consume 80w wich is quite a lot and i really want to try my best to drop down the consumption. But after seeing some article...
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    [SOLVED] scisi_disk/.../manage_start_stop: Permission denied

    Hi there After the update I am not able to isue my little scripts so that my HBA properly spins down my HDD's during shutdown. I am running the command as root so I do not know why I have a permission error. Thanks for your help and have a nice day! This is the script I run at startup: for...
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    spindown HDDs, hdparm.conf settings are not applied when Proxmox reboot

    I've installed a new homelab server with Proxmox 8.0.4 that has a few SSDs and 4 HDDs(zfs raidz). As the HDDs are primarily used for backups and data that's sporadically accessed I want the HDDs to spindown after 10mins of idle. The settings I'm using in hdparm.conf are not applied when I...
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    HDDs still spin down despite hdparm -S 0

    Hi there! I'm struggling with a recent issue. Apparently this hasn't been an issue before as the HDDs have been running 24/7 since I started running proxmox close to 9 months ago. My HDDs spin down after about 15 minutes of inactivity. This means they are spinning down and back up anywhere from...
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    Lost hdd spindown capability; not making progress

    I'm configuring a new server with 2 SSDs and 2 HDDs. The HDDs are only used once every 6 hours and I need them to spindown when not in use in order to save energy. Initially these drives were not configured as Proxmox storage. The server does not yet have any VMs or containers. To test spindown...
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    [SOLVED] Best practice for shares

    Hello Everyone, In my Proxmox server I have a SATA HDD with multimedia content. I didn't created repository or filesystem in PVE and managed my drive via an OMV VM, because I didn't want pvestat to block spindown the hdd because it's not often used. And I like the fact that I don't modify the...
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    TrueNas - How Can I Confirm that Pass-Through Drives Have Spun Down?

    Hi All, I'm running TrueNas within Proxmox 7.2-3 on a Dell T630 server. Within TrueNas, I'm using four pass-through drives (da1, da2, da3, and da4). I'm trying to reduce power consumption and temps on my server, so within the TrueNas UI, I set each disk to spin down after 20 mins and to use...
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    Ext4 hard disks won't sleep (constant reads)

    I have a plex LXC which has some EXT4 hard disks bind-mounted to it. This means they are mounted on the host. Devices are /dev/sda, /dev/sdb and /dev/sdc. They aren't accessed by any other VM. None of them will stay parked. I have manually parked them with hdparm -y but they wake up...
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    [TUTORIAL] Disk prevent from spinning down because of pvestatd

    Hi, you might have the problem that you want to spin down some disks, but that doesn't work as planned. I just spend 2 hours debugging the problem, and so decided to write this short tutorial. Symptom: You have multiple drives in your proxmox machines, and want some (like all HDDs) to spin down...
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    pvestatd doesn't let HDDs go to sleep

    Hi, I got Proxmox running on my homeserver. Because I don't need the VM with my storage hdds (passtroughed to the VM) much often, I would like to spindown these hdds when they're not used. I tried hdparm and hd-idle, but both are not able to spindown the hdds. Even if I try to spindown them...


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