[CentOS] question about mounting external USB HD

Ivan Arteaga iarteaga at cwpanama.net
Fri Oct 30 01:35:40 UTC 2009


Ivan Arteaga wrote:
> John R Pierce wrote:
>   
>> Ivan Arteaga wrote:
>>   
>>     
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I have a server running CentOS 4.7 and I want to add a new USB-HD for 
>>> backup some data. I made the file system as ext3 with the command:
>>> /
>>> mkfs -t ext3 /dev/sdb1/
>>>
>>> After that I did add a new Volume Group and Logical Volume 
>>> (/VolGrup01-LogVol01) /on that file system and mounted it as /backup. It 
>>> worked fine but when I did reboot the server It wont mount /backup and I 
>>> got the following error even after the system boots and I try to mount 
>>> it manually:
>>>
>>> /mount: special device /dev/VolGrup01/LogVol01 does not exist/
>>>
>>> I will appreciate any comment or suggestion about the best way to get 
>>> through this.
>>>   
>>>     
>>>       
>> I would *NOT* use LVM on a removable external drive.
>>
>> if you did a mkfs /dev/sdb1, you should
>>
>>     # mount /dev/sdb1 /backup
>>
>> and skip LVM entirely.
>>
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> John,
>
> I did remove the LVM and mounted the file system i had in /dev/sdb1 as 
> /backup, It works now...
>
> [root at server]# mount /dev/sdb1 /backup
> [root at mail ~]# df -kh
> Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> /dev/sdb1             459G  105M  436G   1% /backup
> [root at server]#
>
> I cant restart the server now but I will have a maintenance window 
> tomorrow so I will check after the reboot how it goes... I added it to 
> /etc/fstab anyway:
>
> //dev/sdb1  /backup  ext3  suid,dev,exec  0  0/
>
> Thanks in advance for your suggestion.
>
> --Ivan.
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It worked fine. Thanks again!


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