shut down without shutdown
toelovell at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 19:58:40 MST 2007
Andres Gonzalez wrote:
> I am working on a dedicated file server using RAID-1 and mdadm. I want
> to be able to run this box without a monitor and keyboard. Also, it
> will not be running 24/7.
> Is there any clean way to turn off the box without using the normal
> shutdown? Since I will not be using a keyboard/monitor, I need a way
> to power down gracefully at the end of the day without first executing
> the shutdown command with a keyboard.
> I would think that the embedded linux camp would have crossed this
> issue by now.
> I can think of some kludgy ways to do this, but I would rather not
> resort to that.
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> Don't fear the penguin.
Probably the easiest way to do this is to have ssh running. Then when
you need to shut the machine down, ssh to it and just issue your choice
of a shutdown command. When ssh shuts down, it will close your
connection to it.
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