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I have a external USB drive that I use for backups. I wrote a bash script for rsync and it's worked flawlessly before. Tonight, I set the USB to mount in fstab and now when I try to run the rsync script it doesn't work. However, if I copy and paste the command from my bash script into a terminal, it works.

UPDATE:

Here is the line in fstab for the USB drive.

UUID=E89AF5299AF4F542 /media/username/drive_name ntfs defaults,users 0 0
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    can you past line in fstab for usb – PKumar Apr 1 '15 at 3:58
  • I updated with the line in fstab. – mimc83 Apr 4 '15 at 15:17
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    make a test folder mkdir /usbmount and change UUID=E89AF5299AF4F542 /usbmount ntfs defaults,users 0 0 and try..in a nutshell avoid these kind of strings /media/username/f6c682f3-5271-4f2b-99e8-93aa3bd39990/ in fstab – Aravinda Apr 4 '15 at 15:21
  • That did it! Thank you very much. Now, if I had another drive, could I use that same /usbmount directory, or would I want to create one for each new drive? – mimc83 Apr 4 '15 at 15:48
  • I have added previous comment as an answer.. yes.. you need separate folder for different drive – Aravinda Apr 4 '15 at 18:50
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Make a test folder such as usbmount under /:

sudo mkdir /usbmount and change

UUID=E89AF5299AF4F542 /usbmount ntfs defaults,users 0 0

and sudo reboot or sudo mount -a

In a nutshell avoid these kind of strings such as /media/username/f6c682f3-5271-4f2b-99e8-93aa3bd39990/ in fstab previously i had such a bad experience with such strings i.e samba share not working under such strings.

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