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Old 11-11-2007, 11:13 AM   #1
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USB HD being assigned different device names

I am running FC6 as a file server on a windows network. We have two USB hard drives. I am trying to get an automated backup script to do an initial format and copy and nightly incremental backups. The problem is that I want them to use ntfs filesystem so that the hard drives can be plugged in to a windows box if needed. To automate the whole process (and make it less complicated) with ntfsprogs, I need to have both drives assigned the same device name. Is there any way to do this? one gets /dev/sdh1 and the other gets /dev/sdc1. I am running kernel 2.6.18 because that's the newest kernel I could get the RAID driver for.
Old 11-11-2007, 11:22 AM   #2
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You would have to add some lines to udev on defineing the drive that is plugged in and assigned to the same mount point. Now you can't mount both drives at the same time to the same mount point. For ntfs then install ntfs-3g and use -t ntfs-3g for the filesystem type on the mont command line. Searching here shows post on doing the udev stuff. Read about 2 dozen of the many post on it here. May have to read further post till it comes together. Never done it myself so can't be specific but the post here should help.



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