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Old 10-05-2011, 03:42 PM   #1
turbodisturbo
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Question Need to use 3TB USB drive that already contains data on a Linux server.


Hello there. I have a WD MyBook 3TB USB drive with 1TB of data on it ( in NTFS format )already. I need to plug it into a Linux server and get to that data. The articles I have read state that I will have to reformat the drive thus losing all of the data. Is there some other way to use this drive and get to my data ?
 
Old 10-05-2011, 03:57 PM   #2
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Hello,

On your linux server, you need to install ntfs-3g in order to access NTFS partitions. What distro are you using?

Cheers,

Josh

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Old 10-05-2011, 05:14 PM   #3
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Hello,

On your linux server, you need to install ntfs-3g in order to access NTFS partitions. What distro are you using?

Cheers,

Josh
I have already installed the ntfs driver. Now, when I do an fdisk -l and try to mount I get :

WARNING: The size of this disk is 3.0 TB (3000558944256 bytes).
DOS partition table format can not be used on drives for volumes
larger than 2.2 TB (2199023255040 bytes). Use parted(1) and GUID
partition table format (GPT).


Disk /dev/sdb: 3000.5 GB, 3000558944256 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 45599 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 4096 = 65802240 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 45600 2930232320 7 HPFS/NTFS
 
Old 10-06-2011, 03:30 AM   #4
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How exactly are you trying to mount the device?
 
Old 10-06-2011, 03:49 AM   #5
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Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 45600 2930232320 7 HPFS/NTFS
That looks fine. Just mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 mountpoint

EG

mkdir /mnt/external
mount /dev/sdb1 -t ntfs-3g /mnt/external

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