> Is it USB connected at the moment?
> If so your backup script could easily do:
> mount,backup,umount,spin down
Many thanks! That worked like a charm. My process can now be as simple as
sudo sdparm --flexible --command=load /dev/sdg
sudo mount /dev/sdg1 /media/sdg1
... do backup ...
sudo umount /media/sdg1
sudo sdparm --flexible --command=stop /dev/sdg
stuffed in a daily/weekly script. Yay!
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