Hard disk standby with hd-idle under Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic [arm64]

I faced the problem today that I could not find hd-idle for arm64.
After a long search, I found what I was looking for.

You can compile the necessary version yourself or take a ready package.

What we still need is the UUID of the hard disk, which can be found with the blkid command.

Installation: (in my example for arm64) login via SSH

  1. su root
  2. cd /tmp
  3. wget https://github.com/adelolmo/hd-idle/releases/download/v1.8/hd-idle_1.8_arm64.deb
  4. sudo dpkg -i hd-idle_1.8_arm64.deb
  5. systemctl status hd-idle
  6. blkid (Find the path of the hard disk)
  7. nano /etc/default/hd-idle

START_HD_IDLE=true
HD_IDLE_OPTS=”-a /dev/disk/by-uuid/38376bu5-ca75-42be-bfa5-079b6d439bg6 -i 3600″ (3600 = Hard drive going to standbye after 60 minutes)

8. systemctl restart hd-idle