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How to get USB Devices to AutoMount in Ubuntu 12.04 Server

In Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop, USB devices can be plugged in, and they just work for the most part. In Ubuntu 12.04 Server, when I plug in a USB device it does nothing. How can I setup server do act like ...
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How to limit usb 2.0 port to work as usb 1.1 in ubuntu?

Ive got problem with kvm usb forwarding and printing (windows xp guest goes BSOD when i try to print something). Ive been adviced to change usb to 1.1 version. That only kvm works with 1.1 not 2.0 ...
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Adding removable disk to PATH when inserted on Windows

As part of a network engineering team, one of the common problems we have is lack of access to CLI tools when we are diagnosing various windows machines PortQry.exe (not default install on Win2003) ...
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USB device goes to “Unknown device” randomly

We have a kiosk that uses a bio scanner from m2sys (usb device). It scans your palm to recognize you. Every so often, maybe 1-3 times a day, the bio scanner will become an unknown device. We are ...
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How to pass two USB-devices to XEN domU guest?

how do i pass more then one USB device to Xen domU guest? Either usbdevice = 'host:1d6b:0002' OR usbdevice = 'host:04f3:0232' works fine, but with only one device at the time. Obvious thing: ...
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USB 3 External Drives + Hub for Server Backups?

Background My company is a small to mid-sized business and averages 200-350 GBs of backups per night, coming from 12 servers. Our backups are running on Backup Exec 12.5. We want to be really cheap ...
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Getting USB boot to work in SmartOS on HP ProLiant N40L

I recently downloaded SmartOS and tried running it on my HP ProLiant N40L, but it always fails on boot. After dd'ing the image to the USB stick, I plug it into the internal USB header and turn the ...
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Performance of external USB disk with ESXi5

I have a new HP DL120 G7 server with ESXi5. One VM is a Win2003 instalation and I have an external USB2.0 drive attached by USB Controller and USB Device. I copy a 4GB file from external USB to ...
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Is it a good idea to back up SQL database to an External USB Hard Drive?

I will be installing a Database System on an Offshore Oil Platform (rack Servers). They have very limited hardware and space therefore sending up a backup infrastructure is not possible. Sending ...
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Software solution for duplicating files to multiple USB flash drives simultaneously [closed]

We are distributing data to hundreds of customers using USB flash drives. There are expensive hardware solutions to duplicate USB flash drives. Is there any cheap software alternative using a ...
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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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linux usb port monitoring

I want a bash script to monitor USB ports of a linux server to detect when an external hard drive is plugged in and removed. When a USB external drive is plugged in or removed, a text file is ...
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Monitor USB port without physically plugin hard drive

I have to design a program to monitor USB ports of a linux server to detect when an external hard drive is plugged in and removed. Now I have one confusion in my mind about it. I have my own VPS. so ...
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How do I permanently delete a USB storage drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Zeroing SSD drives I have an external flash drive that I want to get rid off. I've deleted & formatted it from within Windows but I want to make sure no one can get ...
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Hooking up many different external HDs simultaneously

I need a large amount of external storage for an upcoming project. I'm planning on purchasing 10 2TB external drives. I need them all hooked up to a single machine at the same time. What issues ...
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Use Nagios to monitor toner levels of local USB printers

I have a bunch of computers with local USB attached printers. I'd like to be able to monitor things like paper jams and toner levels with Nagios but all I've been able to find involves using SNMP. ...
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Does any USB controller card exist that fully offloads I/O from the host CPU?

In the hard drive controller card market - the higher-end (LSI, 3Ware) cards have their own on-board CPU and RAM, and take care of interacting with the hard drive, only notifying the system's CPU ...
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rsync encounters chgrp errors despite --no-g

I am using rsync to sync a directory to a USB-mounted device. That device automounts with myuser:root ownership. When I rsync my directory (that has myuser:myuser ownership) with -a, I get many of the ...
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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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Moving usb mounts ubuntu 10.10

I use a usb 1Tb hard driver for backups. I have three of them and I have one one site (two weeks old) for the next backup, one off site (one week old), and one in the system (current back drive). I ...
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USB SCSI enclosure?

We've got a stack of SCSI HDDs from a very old server that recently bit the dust. There's some chance that there is salvageable and valuable data on the drives. Are there USB enclosures akin to the ...
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How to permanently attach USB devices to a KVM vserver?

I run a Server using KVM and virt-manager (over SSH). Currently I have the following devices which I want/need in a KVm virtual machine: +----USB-HUB +- USB Smartcard Reader #1 +- USB ...
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How to share USB drive via NFS on FreeBSD

I'm trying to share USB hard drive with msdosfs connected like this: mount_msdosfs -o large /dev/da1s1 /mnt/usb I can see mounted drive: /dev/da1s1 on /mnt/usb (msdosfs, local) but when I'm ...
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USB stick unmounts itself, becomes unavailable ?!

On Centos 6, I am trying to copy some files from a Fat32 stick. I do a "fdisk -l" then take that name and mount it with this command: mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb I see the files there (I didnt count ...
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Dell Poweredge 1550 boot from USB or CDRom

I am trying to get a dell power edge 1550 to boot off cd or USB so I can install CentOs. I created a CD with a CentOs ISO on it but the system won't recognize it. Even when I set the settings to only ...
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USB Legacy support burning PSU, is it possible? [closed]

So one day, the PSU in the machine I was working with decided to blow up. Yes, I heard a pop, and a strong burnt smell. So what happened? What caused it? How can I prevent it? The situation: The ...
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How can I add usbip modules on Redhat 6 kernel?

I have RHEL 6 with # uname -r 2.6.32-131.0.15.el6.x86_64 I'm trying to build usbip modules on staging driver. Everything is OK. I have all needed *.ko files. But I cannot add those modules on ...
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Alternative to PXE booting on a mid-2011 Mac Mini, possibly via USB?

Are there any decent ways to accomplish PXE booting on a mid-2011 Mac Mini (Core i5)? I need to be able to boot into CloneZilla over the network (as I want to image the Mac Mini's hard drive, and ...
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Cross platform support for network attached USB hubs?

I am looking at network-attached USB hubs in order to run licensed software in a virtualized environment when hardware dongles are required. Are there any solutions that will work with both Linux and ...
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USB Webcam to IP Webcam on UBUNTU Server 11.04

I am wanting to install some security and surveillence in the room my ubuntu server occupies. I have already sorted out the security but was thinking about installing a camera of some sort. I don't ...
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Converter for input (composite USB) and output (2x PS2)

It seems there are plenty of PS/2 to USB converters but want we need is a composite USB input and 2x PS/2 outputs (keyboard and mouse). An example application: a server without USB ports but 2x PS/2 ...
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Weird Corruption Issue [closed]

Windows 7 Professional 750GB Hard drive, no corruption, chkdsk shows now errors. I installed a new internal 1TB hard drive in the laptop. Plugged in the 750GB drive via USB enclusure. I copy over ...
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Proliant ML370 G5 and “dongle” removal

Recently I've bought a Proliant ML370 G5 in tower case. After I got it the seller asked me to remove the "dongle" from it and return it back to him. The problem is I can't locate the "dongle" thing in ...
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How are devices handled with Citrix XenApp?

We have an application which interacts with a USB interactive whiteboard. A customer recently asked if our software would work with XenApp 6. I am sure our application will, however the hardware is ...
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Utility that sends an email when usb is unplugged [closed]

I work for large university's IT department. We manage around 500 computers in remote labs around campus and residents halls. As an on going project, we are increasing secruty in our labs through ...
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Multi Platform LAMPP Server on USB Drive

I am trying to setup a simple cross platform server that would be completely portable and work on windows, mac and linux. Some Background: I used to only have a windows desktop. This desktop has ran ...
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Whats wrong with my partition table?

I'm a bit lost here. I got my trusty old external 500Gb USB drive but it refuse to mount: I think my partition table is invalid: sudo fdisk -lu /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes ...
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(Ubuntu Server 11.04) Proftpd permission denied with USB HDDs

I have an external HDD mounted in my server. It's on /dev/sdb1 (or /media/usb0). I have a proftpd user which home directory is set to /media/usb0. The problem is that the ownership of /media/usb0 is ...
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Recommendation for a Linux distro that I can install on a USB drive [closed]

I have a netbook (no CD drive) that no longer boots. Before I do a factory reset (which is what the manufacturer is telling me I need to do), I want to try and recover my personal data. So I'm ...
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iPad USB Charging Utility for Dell Optiplex [closed]

As you probably know already, an iPad requires a certain power on USB port to be charged from. Thus, some motherboard manufacturers (such as ASUS, Gigabyte etc) had released a special driver that ...
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SBS2003 won't acknowledge any USB ports

I've uninstalled/reinstalled/updated the latest drivers for all usb ports. Also, the removable storage service won't stay on.
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How to get fixed USB device names in Linux

I have a relatively short question concerning USB device handling: How is it possible to map a USB device to a fixed device. I know there are ways using udev rules, but I want complete instructions ...
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Which is a faster USB protocol RS232 or PS/2 [closed]

A manufacture just asked me For the USB interface , we have two communication protocols , one is USB to RS232 , one is USB to PS/2 . Which one is faster? This is a USB Devise.
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Disabling USB/removable devices in software

How can I truly disable USB/removable drive support purely with software? On Windows for example I know I could disable the relevant hardware in device manager, and users would not be able to ...
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detect specific device is USB / SATA apart from dmesg output

Suppose in a linux machine you have both SATA and USB devices present, and if they are all detected properly, how do you know whether a specific device(sda1/ sdb1) is USB device OR SATA device. Note: ...
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Error 11 Source Disk Windows Server 2008 R2 At LOGIN?? when using USB Drives (not bad drives)

We have been experiencing a VERY odd error and I have no idea where to go from here. When users are logging in to a Standalone Windows 2008 R2 server in workgroup configuration, it causes the ...
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Looking for a USB GSM modem, compatible with Solaris 10 (sparc)

Seven months on SF, and my first question. I do hope someone has an answer, as I'm at my wits' end. I have a Nokia 6310i connected via RS232 cable to a Solaris 10 system, for sending SMS messages ...
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New Raid-1 array rebuilding 2nd time after activation

I created a sofware raid-1 from existing data partition using this howto. Both disks are usb 1TB disks, (each had already two partitions and I used 2nd from each, they have same size) So I simply ...
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Server System drive on a USB stick? Good? Bad?

This is a follow up to this question. I am assembling a storage server with 14 SATA drives. I don't want to "waste" a drive for the OS system, so I thought I could isntall and run the OS from a USB ...
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How to create a virtual ethernet card for SSH tunneling through USB device? [W7]

I have an SSH tunneling that is connected to an USB device that is connected to the Internet. How can I configure a virtual ethernet card that get everything to 127.0.0.1:1080?