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I've got a couple of remote servers in a school, and I'd like to set them up so that, as soon as someone (probably a teacher) plugs in an external hard disk, it will be mounted and the backup started.

What's the best way to do this?

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What OS are the servers running? –  dunxd Feb 11 '10 at 14:55
    
Gentoo and Debian. Not sure off the top of my head which kernel version. –  David Wolever Feb 11 '10 at 21:21
    
The accepted answer to this question is more detailed: serverfault.com/questions/74593/… –  Redsandro Jan 3 '13 at 13:49
    
The accepted answer to this question is more detailed: serverfault.com/questions/74593/… –  Redsandro Jan 3 '13 at 13:49
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Couple ways of doing this:

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Thanks - I'll give it a try. –  David Wolever Feb 11 '10 at 15:38
    
You know of any resource that covers having the script handled by the session of a certain user so that you can use GUI commands like in this question? –  Redsandro Apr 16 '13 at 10:02
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