[CentOS] forcing device to USB HDD

Kenneth Porter shiva at sewingwitch.com
Sat Oct 27 18:42:40 UTC 2007

--On Saturday, October 27, 2007 2:16 PM -0400 "Michael D. Kralka" 
<michael.kralka at kvs.com> wrote:

> You can always set up a udev rule that will give the drive a known alias
> (e.g. "backup_drive") based on some fixed information that is stored in
> sysfs (such as vendor or model). Your scripts can then use the alias
> instead of the real drive name.
> This article is a little out of date, but might be useful:
> http://www.redhat.com/magazine/002dec04/features/udev/

Here's a howto for using labeled USB drives as "tape drives" with the 
Bacula backup system:


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