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  • T1ck3ts
    T1ck3ts replied to a discussion, LAN slows down when WAN in use

    Don't run Proxy or Content filters.

    Output of ifconfig:

    OpenVPN (Torguard) I've setup with custom IP-routing for some computers. Pihole for my ad blocking and the ddos.sh is DDOS Deflate i was checking out, redis-server is for ntopng, which i forgot to kill.

    Killing all of these still make no difference, sadly.

  • T1ck3ts
    T1ck3ts replied to a discussion, LAN slows down when WAN in use

    Nick Howitt wrote:

    It is not normal at all. Have a look at the output of "top" when this is happening. Look for excessive processor usage and low memory. Are you using many power intensive apps (Proxy/Content filter, IDS/IPS, QoS/Bandwidth Manager)


    Hi Nick,

    Sorry for the late reply. Been a busy month! finally got some time to spend back at home.

    This is the output of htop: https://i.imgur.com/nXH4d39.png

    With looking at bandwidth, this is the speeds:

  • T1ck3ts
    T1ck3ts started a new discussion, LAN slows down when WAN in use

    LAN slows down when WAN in use

    Hi guys,

    Whenever the WAN interface is in use (250 down, 20 up) the LAN side of things becomes extremely slow, for instance, when downloading an update (Steam game) and if my wife is watching TV series in the lounge (via kodi with network share to the ClearOS server) kodi needs to keep caching the video playback, every 10 seconds. Any file transfers from ClearOS to a workstation on the network, also, grinds to a halt. (One workstation tested on 100mb switch, another workstation was tested on 1000mb switches)

    Could it be my network hardware or is this normal?

    Here is the server hardware info, its an HP MicroServer Gen8 with upgraded CPU & Memory:

  • T1ck3ts
    T1ck3ts replied to a discussion, Dissable HDD Spin down.

    Nick, just giving you an update with the situation and for anyone looking to disable Seagate IronWolf Power management (Spin down).

    Seagate support was no help (Giving me support for a Windows system, when i opened a ticket under the Linux section and also listing multiple times in the ticket, that its Linux!) , so i looked around their site for the old Seagate Tools and came across the Seagate SeaChest utility pack (Windows/Linux)
    Download here: http://support.seagate.com/seachest/SeaChestUtilities.zip

    In this, you can find SeaChestUtilities.zip\Linux\Lin64\SeaChest_PowerControl_191_1183_64
    documents for this utility found in SeaChestUtilities.zip\Linux\SeaChest_PowerControl.191-Lin.txt

    Which i then used:

    Where X being the drive you need.

    Hope this helps anyone else using Seagate IronWolf drives.

  • T1ck3ts
    T1ck3ts replied to a discussion, Dissable HDD Spin down.

    Nick Howitt wrote:

    If you don't get anywhere with the, I like the crontab/touch idea.


    I've done this in the mean time, while i wait to hear back from Seagate, else i will just give them a call if it takes too long via email.
    Lets see if this stops the drive from spinning down for now.

    Thanks again, Nick!

  • T1ck3ts
    T1ck3ts replied to a discussion, Dissable HDD Spin down.

    Going to try and contact Seagate and get some info about it, i mean, currently, i have a Start_Stop_Count of 56, and the drive is 3 days old.

  • T1ck3ts
    T1ck3ts replied to a discussion, Dissable HDD Spin down.

    Seems the actual NAS does not have an advanced power management feature, or so it says:




    Which is strange, because i still hear the NAS drive spin up as i even have that initial delay when opening a video off the drive from the TV.

  • T1ck3ts
    T1ck3ts started a new discussion, Dissable HDD Spin down.

    Dissable HDD Spin down.

    I've gone and moved around some drives and now have an internal SSD with my 4 drive bays (HP Gen8 Microserver) as data disks (not in any raid configuration) and i've also started to replace the older 2TB/3TB drives with 10TB Seagate Ironwolf drives.

    With this, I've also gone ahead and switched to AHCI from Legacy sata support.

    I've noticed my drives are spinning down and up, constantly. (From what i hear, this isn't great for the lifespan of the drives, although, this was talked about years and years ago)

    Is there a way to disable the spindown of drives in ClearOS ?

  • Sadly, this did not fix the problem for me.

    I've had to revert back to Nick's temporary solution.

    /var/log/messages


    /etc/samba/smb.conf