Issues with external HDD including USB, Firewire (IEE1394) and e-sata connections as well as issues relating to mounting, formatting and partitioning.

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Backup in a external USB drive

What's the best way to maintaing a incremental backup on a external USB Drive (HD 500 GB)? There are any GUI tool for this? or a easy shell script to make a backup of my home folder (music, video, ...
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External hard drive gets wrong user as owner

When I attach my external hard drive, I cannot access it, because permissions are granted not to me but to another user. I'm using Ubuntu 10.10, Maverick Meerkat. Where do I report this as a bug? ...
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Created bootable .iso on external USB HDD, how to get rid of it again?

Using the guide on ubuntu.com I installed the image of the netbook edition on my external HDD using Pendrive on Windows. I was not aware that it would create such a mess and now want to get rid of it ...
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Video stutter when using external drive [closed]

When using boxee to play video files off of an external western digital 1TB drive formatted NTFS, I notice a slight stutter in the video every 5-10 seconds. When using mplayer, it doesn't stutter as ...
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Can and should UDF be used as a hard drive format?

Several time recently I've seen UDF suggested as the solution to a cross platform format for a drive used on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows XP and above. I've searched here and not found the same ...
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Unable to mount 1TB USB external HDD - Error

I'm getting an error when I plug in my 1TB USB external HDD, the weird thing about this is that it was working fine before and I've been using it for about a couple of months now. yesterday I ...
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Access mounted volumes via the command line

I've plugged an external hdd into my usb port, and it shows up on the desktop and in nautilus. How can i access this mounted hdd via the command line?
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One of my 3 USB ports can automount my portable HDD, not the other 2

I need help. My portable hdd can be plugged into my new ASUS N43J laptop in WINDOWS 7 from any of the 3 USB ports. In Ubuntu, it only works with 1 port. using 10.04 64bit. Please advise. Edit: I ...
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External hard drive not recognized [closed]

Installed Ubuntu 10.10 on a hard drive by itself (no windows). All updates are up to date. Everything`works fine except when I plug in a 320 gig Toshiba external hard drive....it is not recognized. ...
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How can I automatically mount eSATA drives when plugged in?

What can I do to make Ubuntu automatically mount an external drive when it is connected to an eSATA port? Currently I must go to Home Folder ▸ Go ▸ Computer and click on the disk to mount it.
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What is the best solution to backing up your computer to an external HD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comparison of backup tools I have an external hard drive that I would like to make backups to, what I would like is have a program that is easy to set up to accomplish ...
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How to turn off power management for external hard drive (Seagate GoFlex)?

I bought this 2tb Segate GoFlex this last Black Friday and since then every 15 minutes or so the drive spins down, and then a little while later completely dismounts. Very annoying. From what I ...
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Performance cost of running Ubuntu from external hard drive

A friend just complained to me about Ubuntu being slow. Although I've noticed a certain lack of snappiness with Linux vs Windows in the past, I really can't say I've had much to grumble about with ...
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Problem deleting broken files on external drive

i have a 500gb external drive (Maxtor One Touch) some days ago i moved some files from the destkop to it. the operation failed (on the disk there are only 4 or 5 incomplete files ) and i can't remove ...
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Possibility of recovering files from a dd zero-filled hard disk

I have "zero filled" (complete wiped) an external hard disk using dd, and from what I have heard: people said you should at least "zero fill" 3 times to be sure that the data are really wiped and no ...
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My external HD is not showing up

I have an external HD that I saved all my data on from my old windows setups. I now want to access that info on my ubuntu machine and the drive isn't mounting. I've floated around the help files and I ...
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With a typical USB hard drive enclosure, is the full range of drive power management functionality available? [closed]

In what may be an unrelated matter: is it possible to suspend a PC without unmounting an attached USB-powered drive, and then remounting it on resume? This is the behaviour I'm currently seeing ...