Suspend then hibernate in systemd 23918 Jul 2018 0 Comments
In systemd 239, they have added a new service that handles suspending then hibernating after a given amount of time. This is easier than using external scripts since it comes built-in with this version of systemd. You can check systemd version with
First, you have to define the delay time before the system wakes up and go into hibernation and that should be defined in /etc/systemd/sleep.conf
Here, what we care about is the last line
HibernateDelaySec where you can define delayed time. As you see, I have it set to 15 minutes after suspending.
Lastly, we need to override the default suspend to execute suspend-then-hibernate instead of regular suspend:
# ln -s /usr/lib/systemd/system/systemd-suspend-then-hibernate.service /etc/systemd/system/systemd-suspend.service
This will make systemd executes suspend-then-hibernate instead of suspend every time suspend is invoked.