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- 12-23-2011 #11
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- Feb 2007
I am not sure why its swap either.
I use rsync (setup as a CRON job) to back up my web root to the USB external. I also rsync (another CRON) over SSH to an offsite server running as a Virtual Box VM (been having issues with this for last two months where both the offsite VM and my onsite server connected to USB external will freeze - that's another issue I am pursuing).
In conclusion I am not sure why the external does not auto mount anymore. At this stage of the game, should I wipe the drive clean in Partitioner (after backing up files) and start with a newly formatted external drive?
Thank you everyone (Dapper Dan, Mudgen, Chiranjeevis) for all of your input!!Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11
Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 - SP3
OpenSuse 11.2, KDE 4.3.1
- 12-23-2011 #12
It didn't go flaky for no reason. There are either filesystem issues, media (e.g. bad block) issues, or drive mechanics/electronics issues. If it's filesystem corruption, what you propose would fix it, but it's likely so would unmounting it and doing "e2fsck -y" on the partition. "e2fsck -c" would take a long time on that device, but would identify any bad blocks and add them to the bad block map. Finding and running the mfr drive diagnostics, if any, may turn up any mechanics/electronics issues, but the drive is toast and should be replaced if those exist.