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Backup to USB drive w/IFL permissions - owner

Postby kelmark2180 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:02 am

I have a 3TB usb drive w/3 formatted ext3 partitions. Trying to backup to a part on this drive, but who should be owner when I use a boot IFL CD to backup?

Thanks, Don
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Re: Backup to USB drive w/IFL permissions - owner

Postby TeraByte Support(TP) » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:18 pm

When you are booted from the IFL Boot Disk, you are root, so any images you create on a Linux partition (ext2/3/4 etc.) will be owned by root.

Is that what you meant, or are you having a problem creating the images?
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Re: Backup to USB drive w/IFL permissions - owner

Postby kelmark2180 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:22 pm

I worked that out by changing permissions on the drive to 777, made owner ifl. Not sure what owner change accomplished, but good news is I accessed and backed some ifl files on this box.

I am now trying to backup another linux box and cannot get IFL to see the USB drive. I can alt/f2 to a cmd line and alt/f1, mount the USB drive to /mnt and see usage w/: df -h /mnt, and mount cmds however I am lost to where/how to get back to IFL app & continue. I am doing direct. but it always shows my source as the backup-to drive. Hell, I've tried dis and dat with no success. I'm tried out and would appreciate some help. BTW I have a bunch of IFL cd's the latest I tried was 2.65b. Thanks; Don
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Re: Backup to USB drive w/IFL permissions - owner

Postby TeraByte Support(TP) » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:12 pm

On 09/10/2011 03:22 PM, kelmark2180 wrote:
> I worked that out by changing permissions on the drive to 777, made
> owner ifl. Not sure what owner change accomplished, but good news is
> I accessed and backed some ifl files on this box.
>
> I am now trying to backup another linux box and cannot get IFL to
> see the USB drive. I can alt/f2 to a cmd line and alt/f1, mount the
> USB drive to /mnt and see usage w/: df -h /mnt, and mount cmds
> however I am lost to where/how to get back to IFL app & continue.
> I am doing direct. but it always shows my source as the backup-to
> drive. Hell, I've tried dis and dat with no success. I'm tried out
> and would appreciate some help. BTW I have a bunch of IFL cd's the
> latest I tried was 2.65b. Thanks; Don


Usually it's not necessary to change owner/permissions when backing up
with IFL. I'm not sure I understand the issue you're having with that.

But as far as the current problem, if you have been able to successfully
mount a partition on the USB drive (it sounds like you have), then IFL
should also see the USB drive on its menus (Backup From, Backup To,
etc.), so that you should see it when selecting File (Direct) on the
Backup To menu. That's the easiest way to do things with supported
filesystems, and IFL does support the Linux ext2/3/4 filesystems for
Direct access.


However, if you do want to do it by mounting the USB partition manually,
you could use these steps (there's a few different ways to do it):

1. From the main menu, choose Exit to Command Prompt

2. Mount the USB partition, e.g. mount /dev/sdxy /mnt

3. Type 'imagel' to start IFL

4. For the Backup To step, choose File (OS), and then navigate to the
/mnt directory where the partition is mounted. You can also just
type /mnt in the Name field at the top, and that will take you right to
the /mnt directory. Then you can enter the image file name.


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Re: Backup to USB drive w/IFL permissions - owner

Postby kelmark2180 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:50 pm

Tom,
That worked great, the backup is now running. Thanks, so very much.
Re: "Usually it's not necessary to change owner/permissions when backing up
with IFL. I'm not sure I understand the issue you're having with that."
I created 3 drive partions w/GParted and I guess they defaulted to read only
since I just created and formatted with nothing special added.

IFL was still up and running where I left it on the box. An F12 to cancel, checked my
mount to /mnt was still correct, keyed 'imagel' and the USB drive was there for me
to key /mnt/server-back and get it running. I saw something about doing the
'imagel' thing, but I was "tried out' and never added it to my mental try-dis list. It still holds
true, "Everything is easy, one you know how to do it". I'll add your four steps to my
cheat sheet and save it under Terabyte.
Thanks for all the help; Don
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