I want to be sure that a removable hard drive (USB, but this shouldn't matter) is safe to remove. Let's say this drive is sdb. Obviously I need to make sure that there is no mounted filesystem on ...
I want to know whether a disk is a solid-state drive or hard disk. lshw is not installed. I do yum install lshw and it says there is no package named lshw. I do not know which version of ...
Not sure if it's better suited for superuser of serverfault boards, let me know. I have a drive which I repartitioned with fdisk. Initially there was only one big partition, now there are a number ...
A drive is beginning to fail and I only know the device by its /dev/sdb device file designation. What are the ways that I can use to correlate that device file to an actual hardware device to know ...
Seeing the device name by df, is it somehow possible to resolve it to the physical drive name such as vendor / type. /dev/sda3 915.4G 34.9G 880.0G 4% /share/HDA_DATA /dev/sdd3 ...
Is there a utility (or some shell magic) that allows me to compare two block devices? Details: I have one large (0.5 TB) RAID device that I've backed up to a slightly larger SATA device using dd. ...
Does anyone know if there is an elegant way to tell an external usb drive not to spin down after a period of inactivity? I've seen cron based solutions that write a file every minute, but nothing ...