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Old 06-09-2006, 11:05 AM   #1
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Noob question - USB2 Ext Drives

I would like to attach an external USB2 300GB hard drive to one of our servers that runs Fedora Core 5. This is mainly so that I can run rsync on it and get a backup of the Linux filesystem. I need to have a backup that I can restore from for this server.

Is this the best way to get a nightly backup going? If so, how do I mount a removable drive on Fedora? What should I see it as in the devices?

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In FC5, when you plug the device in, it will just automagically appear on your desktop. It will appears as a SCSI disk (/dev/sdXN).

External USB/IEEE1394 drives are a great way to backup, and using rsync is the right tool.


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