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scsi_start - start one or more SCSI disks

SCSI_START(8) SG3_UTILS SCSI_START(8)

NAME

scsi_start - start one or more SCSI disks

SYNOPSIS

scsi_start [ --help] [--verbose] [--wait] DEVICE [ DEVICE]*

DESCRIPTION

This bash shell script calls the sg_start utility on each given DEVICE. The purpose is to spin up (start) each given DEVICE.

OPTIONS

Arguments to long options are mandatory for short options as well.
-h, --help
print out the usage message then exit.
-v, --verbose
increase level or verbosity.
-w, --wait
wait for the spin up (start) on each given DEVICE to complete. The default action is to do each start in immediate mode.

NOTES

If a large number of disks are spun up at the same time (i.e. without the --wait option) then the power supply may be overloaded.

EXIT STATUS

The exit status of this script is 0 when it is successful. Otherwise the exit status is that of the last sg_start utility called. See the sg3_utils(8) man page.

AUTHORS

Written by D. Gilbert Copyright © 2009-2013 Douglas Gilbert
 
This software is distributed under a FreeBSD license. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

sg_start (sg3_utils)
May 2013 sg3_utils-1.36