After switching my NAS box to Ubuntu Server I decided I wanted a way of monitoring the system remotely from a browser. Previously I had used MRTG but being short on time wanted something more “plug and play”. The box only has 512MB memory so resource usage is important. The solution I chose is a … [Read more…]
A minor annoyance on Ubuntu is the tendency to spin up sleeping hard disks on login. It turns out that the culprit is a script update-motd-fsck-at-reboot which queries all the drives and tells you if any of them are scheduled to be checked next reboot.