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Green-IT: How do you deal with poweroff systems in your system monitoring?

Many of you probably have completed or are contemplating Green-IT projects with the goal to power off idle or unneeded systems when demand for computer resources is low: How you did handle this ...
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Bulk-erasing backup tapes

I have about 120 DLTape-VS1 tapes and 2 drives that are all near the end of their retention period, and have been superseded by newer technology. I would like to donate the whole package to my local ...
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How to retrieve the list of powered on workstations?

People in the office usually keep their workstations on during the night. I'm planning to do a power save there so I want to make sure I'll be able to talk directly to the owner of the workstation if ...
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How can I shut down (power off) cluster nodes during low load?

I'm developing software for the energy consulting business and in monitoring energy use in datacenters, I've noticed that the typical electric load "pattern" of a datacenter is just a flat line, ...
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How do I get hard disks to spin down?

I am going to build a server for backups. I want to install the operating system on USB flash disk (a little space), and attach some hard disks for data (much more space needed). Because it is going ...
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Hard Drive Disposal

We have 100+ hard drives we need to dispose of, the CEO had requested they be pulled from all decommissioned PCs before giving away. What is the best environmentally safe way to dispose of these that ...
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Automatic shutdown when idle?

We have about 600 Windows XP PCs in a school of about 2000 students, the majority of the PCs are in ICT suites and class rooms. It is a regular occurance that half of the computers are left on ...