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Hard drives can fail. That is why you have copies of important files and memories on at least two drives, but preferably more. Then, when a drive fails, you do not loose your data. You used the drive for 10 years. That is a long time for a hard drive to remain operational. Windows 10 does not anymore recognize it. That, now, also Ubuntu does not recognize it ...


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CIFS is a virtual filesystem that creates a "view" of the remote share with a set of permissions specific to the client - not the server. You cannot chown / chmod a virtual filesystem. And cifs has no visibility to permissions on the server. By default a cifs mount will create a "view" that has owner = root ( unless you specify uid / gid ...


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You can tell the mount point in /etc/fstab. So you would set the name, and your partition would always mount with the same name. The header of the file is reasonably explanatory $ cat /etc/fstab # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust ...


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The mount command attaches a filesystem to a directory. You can actually attach it at any directory and you should create one for it. The /mnt directory is a frequent target of such mounts and is an empty directory created by default on most unix systems specifically for that purpose. You can mount multiple things on /mnt, even at the same time, but if ...


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As I have not found a solution to this question using systemd (Ubuntu 20.04, s3ql 3.8.0) easily I will post my solution here: [Unit] Description=mount s3ql filesystem Wants=network-online.target [Service] Type=notify NotifyAccess=all ExecStart=mount.s3ql --systemd --fg <other options> <storage url> <mount point> ExecStop=umount.s3ql <...


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