Re: rsync problem

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Author: Bob Elzer
To: Main PLUG discussion list
Subject: Re: rsync problem
I think the real question might be how do you remove the drive from the

you have had a lot of problems with flash drives doing the same thing and
we always thought it was the flash going bad, so we recommended a external
hard drive.

Questions would be are you unmounting before you remove it.

where do you keep it and how do you treat it.

do you keep it you glove compartment and go off roading everyday?

my guess would be you are not unmounting it correctly. if you yank it out
before unmounting it, you could be interrupting some write operations.
which could corrupt something.

was this a new drive or a refurbished drive, or maybe an old used drive?

I would only recommend using a new drive to store backups on.

On Wed, Sep 26, 2018, 3:04 PM Matt Graham <> wrote:

> On 2018-09-26 14:41, Michael wrote:
> >> On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 5:27 PM Matt Graham <>
> >> wrote:
> >>>> On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 4:20 PM Michael <> wrote:
> >>> bmike1@MikesBeast ~ $ rsync -aWuq --delete-before
> >>> /home/bmike1/Documents /media/bmike1/"Seagate Expansion Drive"
> >>> rsync: mkdir "/media/bmike1/Seagate Expansion Drive" failed:
> >>> Permission denied (13)
> >> Post the output of "mount | grep bmike1" and "ls -l
> >> /media/bmike1" and "dmesg | tail".
> > /dev/sdc1 on /media/bmike1/Seagate Expansion Drive1 type fuseblk
> > bmike1@MikesBeast ~ $ ls -l /media/bmike1
> > drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Sep 25 19:16 Seagate Expansion Drive
> > drwxrwxrwx 1 bmike1 bmike1 4096 Sep 25 19:57 Seagate Expansion Drive1
> Have a good look at the ls -l output and the output from mount. This
> is a problem people run into with automounters and sometimes mounting by
> device identifiers. I had an older removable drive that would sometimes
> show up with a /dev/disk/by-id/ unique string that ended in
> "1870-0:0-part1" and sometimes "187-0:0-part1", which might confuse an
> automounter in a very similar way.
> Or you have multiple disks with identical volume labels. That's always
> a recipe for disaster, kind of like putting a moose in a blender.
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