How to label a disk
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Fri Jan 23 23:30:12 UTC 2009
> Matthew Flaschen a écrit :
>> sda5. That's the partition the ext3 filesystem is on. The "extended"
>> partition is just an artificial construct designed to allow more than 4
>> partitions on a drive. Incidentally, you could get rid of it since you
>> have only one partition. However, that would require reformatting.
> OK, thank you Matthew. It has worked just fine.
> Is it possible to "mount" that disk at the beginning of the backup
> process (I wrote a batch file for backing up two or three directories),
> and umount it at the end ?Francois
Yes. I recommend you put the options you wish in a line of /etc/fstab ,
with the noauto option set. For example (make sure you create
LABEL=backup /media/backup ext3 defaults,noauto 0 0
Then, at the beginning of your script, simply do:
sudo mount /media/backup
and at the end
sudo umount /media/backup
See http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/fstab.html for more information on
fstab and its options.
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