External USB hard drive "loosing" connection [Maxtor onetouch]

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Wed Mar 12 17:30:52 UTC 2008

On 03/11/2008 09:47 PM, Hemant Bist wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently bought a Maxtor onetouch extenal USB drive 500GB for backup for
> my ubuntu dapper system.
> Every morning the backup script fails because it has problem in accessing
> the drive. Once I manually remount(sudo umount /dev/sda1; sudo mount
> /dev/sda1) the drive and restart backup it works fine.
> Has anyone seen this problem before? Any workarounds for this?
> Thanks,
> HB
> --snip from /etc/fstab--
> /dev/sda1        /var/backup    ext3    rw 0     0

You'll probably find a solution here:
It's a long read, but there are various workarounds listed.

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