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we are looking at options for deploying some simple software to hundreds of enrollment centres.

We are thinking of using bootable USB sticks. However, we would need to take backups.

So the question is, is it possible to save to other drives from ubuntu bootable USB sticks?

Best,

Ajay

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Yes, it is possible to save to another drive from the Ubuntu LiveUSB, all you have to do is have the file on the LiveUSB and then mount the drive you wish to save to. Navigate to the place where you want to store the file on the newly mounted drive and then you place the file there. –  RPi Awesomeness Jun 3 '13 at 16:41
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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Yes, it is possible to save to another drive from the Ubuntu LiveUSB, all you have to do is have the file on the LiveUSB and then mount the drive you wish to save to. Navigate to the place where you want to store the file on the newly mounted drive and then you place the file there.

How to:

  1. Start the file manager.
  2. Look up the upper-left-hand corner. There should be a label saying Devices. Your drive should show up there.
  3. Click on the drive you want to store the file in. It should be already mounted, but if not it will mount it for you.
  4. Navigate to the folder on the drive and place the file as you want. All done!
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Thanks! Very Helpful –  user164144 Jun 4 '13 at 6:55
    
No problem. I try to provide as much help as I can with my limited knowledge :) –  RPi Awesomeness Jun 7 '13 at 14:43
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