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Samba, 2nd hard drive, cannot access via network


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Alright, now you get to learn to use my favorite backup program, rsync. For the purpose of explaining this I am going to call your filesystem drive sda1 and the backup drive backupdrive.

We start by mounting the drive (I know its already mounted but it helps me to explain), lets say /media/backup.


So lets create a folder to make the backup to:


sudo mkdir /backup/

Then we rsync your backup drive files to there:

sudo rsync -rvlt /media/backup /backup

Now you should have all the files that were in /media/backup in the /backup folder.


Now to reformat the drive (assuming backup is sdb):

sudo fdisk /dev/sdb

Hit the d key and delete first partition. If there is a 2nd partition then repeat.

Now hit n to add a new partition. If this will be the only partition just accept all the defaults.

Now hit w and enter to write the changes to the drive.



We now have an empty partition (sdb1) to be formatted in ext3.

To do this:

mke2fs -j /dev/sdb1


You should now be ready to go!


Good luck.
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thank you, it worked without a problem =]
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Did that also fix your issue with SAMBA?
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yeap apparently fat32 is crap with linux, i never should have tried it :) if i had known ext3 could be used then i wouldnt have :) thanks dude, i have another post on bluetooth if you wanna look at that one =]
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Good to hear :).

I don't have any experience with bluetooth but I will have a look.
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