It's heating up down here (Australia) and we always have power issues over the summer at one of our sites.

We have a reasonable UPS with massive batteries and run an agent on our Servers that shuts them down after a specific period, but I'm wondering how/if we can do it with our MD3000.

I suppose, I'm also wondering if it's necessary to worry about it? I don't like the idea of sudden power loss to the array, but that may not be warranted. I'd be surprised if that were the case though.

It's a new piece of kit for us, and has only been in production for a few months.

Is it possible to shut it down gracefully in the event of power failure? If so, how can we do it?



AFAIK, the MD3000 has no ability to perform a graceful shutdown (there are no reboot or power commands that I'm aware of). It shuts down when the host server shuts down. If you have your servers configured to perform a graceful shutdown, that should be enough for the MD3000.

Also, here's a link to the MD3000 CLI reference:


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  • Happy to help.. – joeqwerty Oct 22 '09 at 3:34

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