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ReadyNAS 6 pro power down mode

bgrubb1
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ReadyNAS 6 pro power down mode

Is there anyway to "trick" the Readynas 6 Pro into going into power down mode during 2 different intervals ??
I have mine set to power down from 3PM to 6PM (Peak Energy Hours), but no one uses it in the middle of the night, so there are Kilowatts to save there too.
I have searched and don't see a solution, would be great to have 2 different shutdown periods
..Barry
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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: ReadyNAS 6 pro power down mode

You might be able to do it. But you would need to manually edit some config files. Are you comfortable with using SSH?
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bgrubb1
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Re: ReadyNAS 6 pro power down mode

I am and would love to
...Barry
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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: ReadyNAS 6 pro power down mode

Try editing /etc/cron.d/poweroff and /etc/frontview/poweron_timer

Or maybe create a new cron entry for the additional poweroff.
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bgrubb1
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Re: ReadyNAS 6 pro power down mode

Part of the way there....
Power on seems relatively straightforward. I edited /etc/frontview/poweron_timer and added the additional power on times / days
poweroff has me a bit lost
If i more /etc/cron.d/poweroff if shows 5 entries that correspond to the 5 power off times in the frontview menu (I think)
this is where my ignorance shows
I dont see where the 5 entries get their time from or how to add additional
help please ??
..Barry
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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: ReadyNAS 6 pro power down mode

Look at some MAN pages e.g. for crontab.
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bgrubb1
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Re: ReadyNAS 6 pro power down mode

Should have added $ crontab -e doesnt get me there
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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: ReadyNAS 6 pro power down mode

What does the /etc/cron.d/poweroff file look like now?
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bgrubb1
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Re: ReadyNAS 6 pro power down mode

I assume these correspond to the mon - friday entries in Frontview power off thank you for the help

ReadyNasUltra6:/etc/cron.d# more poweroff
55 14 * * 1 root /frontview/bin/autopoweroff &> /dev/null
55 14 * * 2 root /frontview/bin/autopoweroff &> /dev/null
55 14 * * 3 root /frontview/bin/autopoweroff &> /dev/null
55 14 * * 4 root /frontview/bin/autopoweroff &> /dev/null
55 14 * * 5 root /frontview/bin/autopoweroff &> /dev/null
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mdgm-ntgr
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: ReadyNAS 6 pro power down mode

So minutes 55, hour 14 (2 pm), * (everyday of the month), * (every month). Then the final digit 1 indicates only run it if it is Monday, the 2 if it is Tuesday etc.
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bgrubb1
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Re: ReadyNAS 6 pro power down mode

thank you that was the direction I needed
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bgrubb1
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Re: ReadyNAS 6 pro power down mode

Apparently something has changed with the Readynas
My previous working values have disappeared, my additions are gone.
Only the settings in the frontpage menu exist
That was without doing an upgrade.
I have done an upgrade today prior to re-adding my entries
I noticed via my power consumption I have re-added my additions
any idea why ??
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