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Mounting external HDD in OSX from Ubuntu system [migrated]

Couldn't find any relevant results so hope I'm not duplicating a question. So I've got a 3TB HDD that is connected to my Ubuntu desktop via usb. How can I mount it (the USB HDD) as a drive on my OS ...
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duplicate hdd serial number “152D20337A0C” [migrated]

What is this "152D20337A0C" "serial number" about? I keep finding disks with this "special" serial number. I have 4 of them at home alone. Serial numbers should be unique.
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External HDD wrong size

I have an very interesting problem with a Seagate HDD (3TB): Under Windows the HDD has a size of ~3TB. When I connect it to Ubuntu 14.04 and try to format it with GParted, GParted tells me that the ...
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How do I restrict a removable NTFS drive to domain access only? [closed]

A fixed NTFS drive in my computer requires a login by me, or if on the corporate network, a login by any domain user. So if the drive is stolen, no one can get at it - correct? But a removable drive ...
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Leveraging rsync for a local copy between two slow drives, benefits without a daemon

I am confused by the benefits of rsync (3.1.1) if there is no daemon running remotely, e.g. copying from a drive mounted via SMB2 (via a VPN) to an external HDD (USB 2.0, sadly). Both connections are ...
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Server USB hard drive not listed in /dev, but it appears in lsusb

I have a few servers that use 2TB Seagate GoFlex external drives for basic cPanel backups, but one of them is having trouble, and the drive is not listed as a device in /dev, even though it appears in ...
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cfdisk hangs while writing table to USB disk - cannot kill

I plugged in my brand new Transcend StoreJet 23H3 and bullishly went into cfdisk to recreate the partition table. I just want a Linux partition on it to perform incremental backups. So, after making ...
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Reliability of SSD vs HDD (Over large temperature variations)

I've got an application which requires data recording in a outdoor environment, and I am interested in the reliability of SSDs vs HDD when placed in a cold (down to -20) and hot (+50) ambient ...
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Rotating external disks while keeping the same drive letter in Windows 2003

On a Windows 2003 R2 server, two external USB disks are being used for backup purposes, one at time. The units are identical (same manufacturer and model) and retain the same volume name (although I ...
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Use FreeNAS server as external drive with USB 3

This might be a weird question. Is it possible to connect a FreeNAS server to a computer with USB 3 and use the NAS as a high-throughput external drive? We would want this sometimes to not be capped ...
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ESXI cannot boot with external hdd [closed]

I've tried to make ESXI vm's to boot up automatically when a reset happened to ESXI host(HP dl380), and I've got an external H.D.D connected to it for backup purpose but the problem is that ESXI ...
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Keeping USB backup drive from sleeping while mounted?

Once every few days, seemingly at random, our backup to an external USB hard disk fails on our hp DL380 G5 server running CentOS 6.4 64-bit. If I cd /mnt/backup and run ls it complains ls: reading ...
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What might cause DIR $file to report “File not found” when DIR $dir shows the same file just fine?

I can DIR a file and it doesn't exist, but DIRing its directory, or a file in the same directory as it, works fine. Is this a hardware or software problem? If it's hardware, is it the drive or ...
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External hard drive connected to lan [closed]

Is there a way to connect an external driver to my lan network (direct connection, without having any PC opened) and then access it from any device from lan? Like a network drive? If its not ...
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How do I create an ISO image of a partition on an external hard drive?

I see that there is a similar question with the answer to use BartPE with a plugin, but are there any other methods to create an ISO image from an external hard drive partition? I don't feel too good ...
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How can I monitor if an external USB drive gets disconneted from a server?

I have a few servers that rely on external USB drives for some of their backup scripts. However, there have been times when the USB drive might get disconnected accidentally (upon reboot or power ...
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Model number for HP MDS600 drive caddies [closed]

I am looking for the model number(s) for the hot swap Hard drive caddies that can be used with the HP MDS600 drive array. I may then use these model numbers to purchase the caddies so I may attach ...
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Creating a Password reset disk on Windows server 2008 R2 using an external hard drive

I started creating a reset password disk on my windows 2008 r2 server using an external hard drive which I have formated. The process starts as follows=- -Go to start -Open control panel -Go to ...
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How to have 20-30TB space with many 2TB HDDs? [closed]

I want to build a server with a minimum of 20TB - 30TB space. I want to make a single server with many 2TB HDDs. How is it possible to have 20TB-30TB for a single folder ie. /var/www which will ...
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Multiple USB backup targets with Windows Server Backup

I'm trying to add multiple USB external disk targets to a Windows Server 2012 Backup schedule. Having gone through the steps in the GUI to add an additional target, the process fails with the error ...
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Tool for auto mount/unmount external hard drives

I have a simple Ubuntu (12.10) server running with an external HDD attached to it. It is mounted regularly (NTFS) without RAID or so. Because it is mounted all the time, the hard drives becomes very ...
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USB External HDD takes 1-2 minutes to Eject?

We have a 1TB USB WesternDigital MyPassport External HDD plugged into our Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit) server (HP ProLiant ML110 G7) and when you go to eject the External HDD (to swap drives for backups), ...
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Full backup, files copy or VSS for disk replacement on a Windows 2003 server?

I have to replace all disks of a Raid 5 volume for more space on a Windows 2003. I want to see what is the more reliable method to backup or move data of this volume (about 800 Gb). In first I was ...
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Performance issues with self-built NAS

I set up a little NAS system for my personal use. It's an Ubuntu system running on a fan-less Atom-powered mini ATX mainboard which I extended with a usb3 pci card to get best possible performance for ...
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Backing up ESXi VM to an external (USB) disk

Does anyone know of a method to reliably back up ESXi 5 VM's (no vCenter) to an external USB disk (or a USB disk on another server)? If so, please share!
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Difference between Seagate Expansion and GoFlex HDD [closed]

What are the significant differences between Seagate Expansion Portable 1 TB USB 3.0 (Model STAX1000302) and Seagate Free Agent GoFlex 1TB USB 3.0 (Model STAA1000302) except Data Encryption? I found ...
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HP ProLiant ML110 G7 Questions

Have an HP ProLiant ML110 G7 running Server 2008 R2. Question #1: This server takes FOREVER to boot. I think it's because of "HP Power and Thermal Calibration" it does at the beginning of every ...
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Transfer Files From Multiple External USB Drives to Linux Server San Storage

We want to transfer files from multiple external USB drives to a Linux server connected to SAN storage. The USB Drives are formated with NTFS and contain media i.e. Images/Videos and will each range ...
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Mirrored HDD on Windows 2000 Server become invalid on Windows 7 [closed]

I have a situation: I had two SATA HDD, on mirror (soft mirrow by Windows), on Windows 2000 Advanced Server x86 then I remove it, throw away the server and keep the disk. Now I want some data on ...
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Windows can't remove hard disk safely

Every week I will copy the backups to external USB hard disk connecting it to windows server 2008 R2. Most of the time I will face the below message while trying to unmount/eject the external hard ...
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Will a failed WD external hard drive deteriorate further by sitting around? [closed]

Sorry if this is not the right place to ask this - if anyone knows a better place kindly direct me. My external hard drive is already failed: it spins up, my machine tries for 20-30 seconds to ...
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Can I plug in external hard drive into a dedicated NAS

I just got a external solid state drive that supports usb 3.0. Unfortunately, my computers doesn't support usb 3.0. But, my network is hooked up with gigabit lan. Is it possible to plug that external ...
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Portable, Direct Attached Storage: does such a device exist?

I'm still a fan of tape. I know it's "dying" but for capacity, longevity, and portability, it's pretty tough to beat. However, I have some clients and prospects that have a "hate-on" for tape and ...
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Linux external USB drive failure - corrupt filesystem

I have been given the responsibility of looking after a server with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) AS release 3, with a USB external 500Gb hard disc, (Freecom part # 28604), it has failed in a ...
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Using smartd to monitor eSATA hard drive?

I'm using smartd to monitor the S.M.A.R.T. health of the internal hard drives on my file server and alert me to signs of impending doom. I would also like to monitor the external eSATA hard drives ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 Live CD - How to copy files to external USB drive (no permissions?)

I booted up an Ubuntu 10.10 live CD and plugged in an external USB hard drive. It brings up the drive contents and shows all the files, but it won't let me copy files to the external USB drive. It ...
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permissions for backup operators to eject disks

I'm backing up a Windows Server 2008 R2 server to external USB disks using Windows Server backup. I want the person who physically removes the drive to rotate it offsite to be able to eject the drive ...
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Partitioning an External HDD

I have an external hdd and i want to partion it into 2 partitions which are ext4 and ntfs. Is that OK with this kind of partitioning and Is there a problem with partitioning an external hdd rather ...
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Upgrading NAS hard drives

I was thinking of buying a NAS for home-usage. I've never used a NAS or had HDDs set up in Raids. Before I commit myself to moving all my data to a NAS I need to find out how difficult it is to ...
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External USB HDD with Linux: usage tips?

I recently got myself a Seagate Free Agent Go 500GB USB hard-disk drive for use with my Fedora 12 workstation. The device is USB powered and looks very small and delicate to me. Can I, ... leave ...
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How to change the content ownership of an external HDD under Windows 7 for backup (all folders at once)?

Summary I'm currently trying to pickup the data of a HDD which PC is now dead (the M/B). I connected the HDD to my PC using an External IDE->USB Enclosure and can navigate thoughout some of the alien ...
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How can I tell what external hard drives a domain user has plugged in?

Is there any way to track what hard drives currently are, or have been plugged in to a domain computer? All of the workstations are windows xp and the domain controllers are server 2003. The closest i ...
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Slow backup rate for fileservers using external hdd

I inherited a backup plan from the previous sysadmin that looks like this: Backup each 150GB of data from two fileservers to two 3.5in external harddrive (USB 2.0) by mapping the data partitions ...
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Accidentally marked a USB hard-disk as “Active”: consequences?

In the "Disk management" section of the "Computer management" console I accidentally hit the context menu option "Mark as Active Partition" for an external USB hard-disk, that was connected on a ...
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Network attached external harddrive from another computer

I have a server that is setup in raid. It is on the same network as my main computer. I would like to have some of the memory on my server to act as a network attached drive on my main computer. ...
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How to safely remove a USB device from 2008 Core server?

I have a Hyper-V Core server 2008 that I administer via command line and remote tools. We have now got a new backup system in place and it involves me connecting an External USB drive (G:) to backup ...
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Dismount USB External Drive using powershell

I am attempting to dismount an external USB drive using powershell and I cannot successfuly do this. The following script is what I use: #get the Win32Volume object representing the volume I wish to ...
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HDD Carrier, like a soda carrier available at McDonalds?

We use external USB drives for backups, and they have to be stored offsite at the end of the week. Right now we have your standard external USB drive inside an enclosure. We were thinking about moving ...
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Windows Based OS Copying Woes

I'm setup on a small server farm with about 20 computers. My Job requires me to copy an unusually large amount of data to and from external HDs from these servers. I end up copying sometimes 3TB a ...
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Linux: How do I run a script when an external drive is connected?

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. ...