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Tips to spindown your hard disk in Debian or Ubuntu

First

Before we are going into depth, first check if the (external) hard disk is able to go in spindown. Disable all services which has disk access periodically, for example:

# /etc/init.d/asterisk stop
# /etc/init.d/rsyslog stop
# /etc/init.d/apache2 stop
# /etc/init.d/mysql stop
# /etc/init.d/samba stop
# /etc/init.d/cron stop
# /etc/init.d/ntp stop
# /etc/init.d/rsync stop

And all other daemons which are suspicious…

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