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Re: USB external hard drive -- mounting




Ok. As it stands now, I have only the "case 1" fstab entry in place, and after this line of the backup script:
cd /media/ExternalHD/Backups
I've added these lines:
if [ "$?" = "1" ]; then
  mount /media/ExternalHD
  cd /media/ExternalHD/Backups
fi

which (at least in theory) should mount the external drive if it's connected but not mounted.

(And if it doesn't mount, then the backup gets built in the home directory instead, which is no big deal, since it's backing up something from a separate physical box.)

Tonight, I'll leave ExternalHD connected but unmounted, and tomorrow morning, I'll see what will have happened.

Thanks.