Hi! > Just for the record I have the kind of setup you're talking > about - I successfully 'hot swapped' a 40Gb IDE disk using a hdd > caddy tray but there are caveats (mostly highlighted above) - using the > term 'hot swap' loosely here because it just doesn't feel too clever > doing it :P > > I found the following: > > - I could remove/reinsert the device only if it was originally in the machine on > boot - this is fairly obvious I suppose. Otherwise the device just > doesn't show up.
Just to make it clear for myself - did you try running 'atacontrol attach <channel>' after attaching the drive that wasn't attached at boot time and it still didn't show up? > - I could re-insert the device successfully but only if I'd umounted it > first before removing it. That's obvious. Since I'm planning to use this disk as a backup media, I'll keep the FS unmounted most of the time anyway - to be protected from 'rm -rf /' type of things. Thanks for your input. -- Toomas Aas | [EMAIL PROTECTED] | http://www.raad.tartu.ee/~toomas/ * Character density: The number of very weird people in the office. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"