9.3.2. An example: rsync to a USB storage device
As discussed in
Section 188.8.131.52, we will
first have to mount the device. Possibly, this should be done as
root@theserver# mkdir /mnt/usbstore
root@theserver# mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbstore
More and more distributions give access to removable devices for
non-prilileged users and mount USB devices, CD-ROMs and such
Note that this guideline requires USB support to be installed on
your system. See
the USB Guide for help if this does not work.
Check with dmesg that /dev/sda1 is indeed the device to mount.
Then you can start the actual backup, for instance of the
karl@theserver:~> rsync -avg /home/karl /mnt/usbstore
As usual, refer to the man pages for more.