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Old 12-26-2016, 08:26 AM   #1
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How to mount USB HDD on linux server

I had retrieved backup from tape drives and stored it in External HDD now i want to extract from external HDD to my linux server.

When i plug in the HDD in USB on Linux server it doesnt automatically detect the external HDD.

How can I see the files on my external HDD?
Old 12-27-2016, 11:51 AM   #2
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Hi there, and welcome!

In order for us to try and help, could you provide a little more information please?

- What Linux distribution are you using on the server?
- What have you tried, and how do you know that the server isn't detecting the drive?
- What do the logs say?
- Have you searched for an answer to your question?

Good luck!
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Old 12-28-2016, 05:52 AM   #4
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Web-searching may get faster results than posting. This search:
linux detect usb external HDD
returns things like:
which includes pictorial of relevant diagnostic commands, like:
lsusb; dmesg|tail (and even: Press Ctrl+Alt+T to run Terminal.)

Welcome & best wishes!

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would it not be the same method as any Linux server or not?
In the terminal as root user or su or su - or sudo
blkid (to get the drive path)
mount /dev/sdxx mountPoint
then cd into the mount point then do your thing.


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