Is there a way to have your server sleep and wake up only when another computer needs to access the data?
I am currently using a Acer Revo with HDHomerun and Windows 7 Media center to record my shows, this is located in my loft. It is also acting as a server by using USB external harddrives to server my movies and music and pictures.
Currently media center will wake the Revo up to record shows and then sleep again. However my problem is my HTPC in the bedroom and livingroom can't access the files on the USB harddrives unless the Revo is on. I have to either go and manually unsleep the Revo or set it to never go to sleep.
I want to try and conserve electricity. Is there a way that I can set up the Revo to sleep and wake up when my HTPC's need to access the media?
I do have WOL and dd-wrt. I am having a little trouble setting it up and hope some of you may help me.
I am using the wiki for dd-wrt for WOL that DryHeat gave me.
I can get the magicpacket sender program to turn on my server. I can also go into the dd-wrt gui and press wake up and get the server to wake from sleep.
My problem is getting the remote computers on my network to wake up server automatically. I can run that magicpacket program and press send to wake my server.
However I am running Win7 media center with a Harmony remote and it boots directly to WMC from sleep or power up. It is a hassle to get out my keyboard and to manually run the magicpacket program to wake the server then run Win7MC.
I tried to set up dd-wrt to do auto daemon setting but I can only set the seconds and during the day I would rather the computer stay sleeping most of the time. I really only watch tv from 6-10pm.
What setting would I need to do get the remote computers to automatically send the magicpacket when it tries to access the shared recorded drive on the server?
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