Hugh E Cruickshank wrote: > From: James Bensley Sent: March 19, 2009 04:13 > >> I am trying to be green and put our backup servers to sleep during the >> day and have them wake on LAN and fire back up at night for our >> nightly backups as "sleep" is a sort of low power usage mode. >> > > I can not comment on how to do what your asking but I can see one > potential problem. If your solution involves booting the backup server > and during the boot an error is detected in the filesystem check the > boot process will halt waiting for you to manually correct the problem. > Of course you can avoid the problem by making your backup scripts on > the primary server can implement a time limit on the wait for the > backup server and if the wait times out then skip the backup. > > Someone out there more knowledgeable then I (and there are many<g>) may > be able to suggest a way to alter the boot to avoid the filesystem > check (or the halt). > I would not disable the filesystem check at boot. Those checks are needed. You can lower the frequency of checking using tune2fs (not needed to check after a certain number of boots if you boot daily). I think it is good practice to check your backup status on a regular basis anyway. You would notice a problem with your backup server in this way.