How To Hot Swap [Solved]

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How To Hot Swap [Solved]

Postby KitchM » 2020-07-02 19:26

Since the motherboard and SATA drives support hot swapping, I assume that Debian does. However, I cannot find a utility, or preferably a GUI, to manage that function. Does anyone know anything about this subject?

Thanks.
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Re: How To Hot Swap

Postby LE_746F6D617A7A69 » 2020-07-02 22:03

Of course, Hot-Swapping is supported - but there may be issues specific to a particular situations -> can You tell something about what You want to achieve?

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Re: How To Hot Swap

Postby CwF » 2020-07-03 00:04

Not all contollers support it, most do and it's enabled in the bios.

Simply umount the drive and power it off. Certain utilities can work on an unmounted drive, so pay attention. Otherwise power on/off simple.
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Re: How To Hot Swap

Postby KitchM » 2020-07-03 00:16

So the motherboard, drive and OS support it. Great.

So let's say I take an empty 5.25" drive bay on my mini-tower and install a device that holds a couple 2.5" drives and a 3.5" drive. I see the drive in Disks or in my file manager and right-click one of them to unmount it. Then I eject it.

Is that about it?
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Re: How To Hot Swap

Postby CwF » 2020-07-03 01:39

Yep.
How it works is DE specific I suppose and I don't use the file manager, your choice.

On this machine here I have the OS on a SCU/SAS secondary controller which does not support hot swap, and the 6 standard sata that do all have docks in 2 5-1/4 bays, 5 2.5" and one 3.5". Very convenient from the outside. It's a lot of cabling.
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Re: How To Hot Swap [Solved]

Postby KitchM » 2020-07-03 13:46

Thanks.

Probably no specific GUI needed for this function because of the existing way drives are already handled.
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