I am getting close but as yet, no cigar.
The data I want on the Hitachi external drive is on my desktop pc which
has console access
The notebook can mount the Hitachi drive, so that is where it is located
From the notebook I ran this:
rsync -avp /home /media/Hitachi/DesktopSuseBackup
and the home dir of my Notebook is now backed up to the Hitachi
So the next plan was:
if I could figure out how to mount the Hitachi on the desktop, I would
run the identical command from that console, and get the desired result.
In my Notebook the external Hitachi drive is shown as /media/Hitachi
and running df from the console in the notebook shows it is mounted
as /dev/sdc1, so I plugged the Hitachi into the Desktop machine and ran
dmesg which showed it as sdb1, then mkdir /mnt/Hitachi and mounted the
drive, I used mc to make a new directory in the Hitachi ---
ran the command above as rsync -avp /home /mnt/Hitachi/Bak_Suse_Desktop
and went shopping. On my return with the groceries, everything I needed
(and more) was in the external drive. Now I can reload the system onto
Perhaps it might be better if I isolate my data from my system and just
keep snapshots of my system, that are not clogged with data. There are
definitely some easier ways to avoid the dramas of this last week, and
quicker ways to recover, I have much to learn. And I am very grateful
for the assistance I receive on this list.
On Sat, 2012-08-11 at 16:09 +0100, Andy Dean wrote:
I would use rsync over ssh and copy / home
Something like this should work
Rsync -avpe ssh /home user@ipnotebook:/home/user/backup
Or just rsync to a USB disk
Rsync -avp /home /media/backup disk
On Aug 11, 2012 3:59 PM, "Andrew Greig" <pushin.linux(a)gmail.com>
I had some trouble with my Notebook and desktop computers last
Entangle stuffed the display files on both computers. I
rebuilt the Notebook because I had a separate /home partition.
Unfortunately the desktop PC (Suse 12.1 64 bit) was a single
and it will not be quite so easy. How do I get the files I
the desktop onto a dive attached to my notebook? Ctrl+Alt+F2
gives me a
console in the desktop. The Notebook is running Gnome. Once
I have my
data tucked away, I get adventurous.
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