[RC5] Hard Drives Powering Down

Scott Dodson gsi22419 at gsaix2.cc.gasou.edu
Fri Apr 12 15:28:36 EDT 2002


You can tell the client not to write to the disk. You
can do this by running the client with the -config 
option and then going to option 2, then selecting
option 1 which allows you to buffer only in memory.

Only do this if you keep small buffers, otherwise you
run the risk of losing all buffers if your machine
goes down.  I would only do this on a machine with a 
constant connection and i would keep my buffer numbers
as low as possible.  This won't prevent it from spinning
up the drives in all cases, but it should reduce how
often it happens.


n 12-Apr-2002, Ray Booysen wrote:
> If my hard drives power down after x number of minutes, will dnetc still be able to access the buff-in.rc5 file.  Will the client power up the hard drive to access the file?
> Thanks
> Ray Booysen

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