Possible to auto switch off/on

    • Possible to auto switch off/on

      Hi there.

      I have a couple of proliant servers running openmedia vault.

      My house hold electric bills are getting out of hand, not helped by the amounts of things I have running 24/7 including these servers.

      Is there any way they can automatically switch off and on at pre set times? Would I require some mad bios skillz to achieve this?
    • Re: Possible to auto switch off/on

      The auto power on is "sometime available in the BIOS" but never seen it on servers.

      By concept servers are meant to be on 24/7. I would expect a Proliant server be "heavy" on your energy bill. Don't be surprised of HW issues after you power on/off a server on a daily basis fro long time. A similar analogy is the headers parking offered by the latest "green" HD, everybody suggest not to use them as it shortens the HD life in exchange of pennies on your energy bill.

      Have you considered switching hardware to something smaller? OMV is not HW demanding at all.

      Finally a PSU with efficiency 85%+ would help

      HTH
    • Re: Possible to auto switch off/on

      Yea shutdown I would guess is easy, getting it back harder.

      I suppose some sort of sleep state would suffice.

      Although I am confident the proliants are not the primary issue, we still have an electric bill of around 150 quid a month, which needs to stop very quickly! I reckon they are using 500 watts between them on constantly.

      What would be considered a suitable alternative though? The problem is an alternative might be very expensive, so I save nothing over the life of the product. The proliant was 100 quid with rebate.
    • Re: Possible to auto switch off/on

      I'd say the alternative is based on your storage requirements.
      How much data do you have? How many data disks?

      I run OMV into a smallish server tower where I have installed ESXi and mapped 4 data disks in total. I didn't have any choice at the time, nowadays I would just get a small desktop pc (like ex corporate or something) a USB stick for the OMV and 1x 4TB data disk. Unless you're doing much more than simple file sharing...
    • Re: Possible to auto switch off/on

      "rs232" wrote:

      a USB stick for the OMV

      Bad idea...
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    • Re: Possible to auto switch off/on

      No one here, and not even volker, ever suggested to use a thunb stick or any kind of flash storage except a SSD to install OMV onto it.

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      David
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    • Re: Possible to auto switch off/on

      Ask the people who used a stick if it still works or how long it worked.

      Get rid of the Idea or Debian/OMV gets rid of the stick for you.

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    • Re: Possible to auto switch off/on

      "rs232" wrote:

      For reference, what is the exact reason why this is not suggested?

      The number of writes is high which kills the drive quickly.
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