start of VM causes other hdd to wake up

astrakid

Active Member
Jun 13, 2013
72
1
28
Hi,
can someone explain, why a harddisk, which is relevant neither for Proxmox (located on another hdd) nor for the VM (which is located on the same hdd as proxmox), wakes up, when the VM is stopped, started or a new one created?

Details:
1. Proxmox is installed on /dev/sda, where also the storage for all VMs resides (it is an SSD).
2. Another harddisk (/dev/sdc), only used for data of another VM (fileserver) is usually in standby, because i only access files every now and then.
3. I start a VM (asterisk), which only uses parts of the SSD (/dev/sda) -> /dev/sdc wakes up. WHY???
4. pvestatd is not running, because it keeps my disks (at least some disks) from getting into standby.

Any hint, why this is happening?

regards,
astrakid
 

About

The Proxmox community has been around for many years and offers help and support for Proxmox VE, Proxmox Backup Server, and Proxmox Mail Gateway.
We think our community is one of the best thanks to people like you!

Get your subscription!

The Proxmox team works very hard to make sure you are running the best software and getting stable updates and security enhancements, as well as quick enterprise support. Tens of thousands of happy customers have a Proxmox subscription. Get your own in 60 seconds.

Buy now!