Conor Daly wrote:
> One option is a USB based external disk which might be a bit
> slow at
> the actual data transfer bit.
I have one of those, a 20gig usb 1.1 disk, I find that if I'm doing a large
data transfer to it the disk will 'lock' after a while, the pc will stop
transferring data to it but the disk will just continue to spin, and I've
left it overnight. I'd hope a usb 2.0 drive would be better (btw this
happens in either linux or windows so its not a linux problem, the
controller just gets 'overwhelmed' on large data transfers
> The other option is a removable hard
> disk (see "Mobile Rack for Hard drive" in:
> ). The question is:
>> Can I, while up and running, plug in the disk, do 'mount /dev/hdXX
> /mnt/point', rsync (or whatever), 'umount /mnt/point', unplug the
>> Or do I have to power off for the plug / unplug stages?
>> In other words, does 'hot swap' mean "you can plug / unplug a mounted
> and all will be fine" or does it mean "you can plug / unplug a drive
> so long
> as it's not mounted at the time"?
I've no experience with these, I'm sure that 'older and wiser' heads will
answer this one. But I'd think that you'd need to umount it or data will
still be in the buffers, maybe a sync would do?
 over 5 gig or there abouts
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