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Old 08-04-2015, 03:15 PM   #1
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Backup of Files on Linux 6.6 OS?


I have a WD my passport 2TB external hard drive to backup files on my linux RHAT6.6 operating system. The linux system cannot mount the drive. How do I make the drive readable and act as a backup drive?
 
Old 08-05-2015, 11:01 AM   #2
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Did you create partiton(s) on your external drive?
How do you try to mount it?
What errors do you get?
 
Old 08-05-2015, 11:14 AM   #3
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You know that RedHat is not free. You pay for support, updates, etc. If you have paid for Redhat then you should connect their support service for help. If you haven't paid for it you should be using CentOS rather than RedHat.
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Old 08-05-2015, 11:27 AM   #4
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You need to create a partition or partitions on the drive, format using a Linux filesystem, create a mount point and then mount it. The link below to Red Hat has some info on the 30 day trial for different versions. If you don't have a subscription or are not registered you won't get any support or updates.

https://access.redhat.com/products/r...nux/evaluation
 
Old 08-05-2015, 11:58 AM   #5
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Welcome aboard.
 
Old 08-05-2015, 07:56 PM   #6
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Those WD usb drives come PRE infected with a Microsoft windows NTFS file system
and a Microsoft windows "tools" partition


RHEL dose not normally auto install the extra code needed to read and write to a Microsoft windows NTFS formatted drive
( ntfs-3g)
also you CAN NOT use "Microsoft windows NTFS" format to back up LINUX files


so

REFORMAT the WD drive to ext3 after ZEROING it OUT to remove the preinstalled Microsoft windows software that is on it

Last edited by John VV; 08-05-2015 at 08:17 PM.
 
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Old 08-13-2015, 09:46 AM   #7
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Reformatting the exfat external hard drive for Linux backup

The Linux system has files formatted ext4.
$sudo fdisk -l
gave /dev/sdb1 as the external drive name.

I ran the following with the device unmounted:
sudo mkfs -v -t ext4 -l wdext /dev/sdb1
to name the device wdext, and give it the ext4 format structure.
Then I set device ownership:
chmod 777 /media/wdext

Then I am set to backup files.

Thanks for the comments.
 
  


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