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spookyjack123
June 1st, 2012, 01:41 AM
Hello, I am using Ubuntu Server 12.04 for a small Minecraft server, and I am looking to have a backups plugin send backups to an external hardrive, over USB. however I am having trouble figuring out which drive is the external drive. my Drive is 2TB. Can someone tell me which one is the external USB drive ?



Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000bd70f

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 295972863 147985408 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 295974910 312580095 8302593 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 295974912 312580095 8302592 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/mapper/cryptswap1: 8501 MB, 8501854208 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1033 cylinders, total 16605184 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0b7084e2

ahallubuntu
June 1st, 2012, 01:51 AM
Only one drive is showing up: a 160GB drive on /dev/sda . Are you sure your 2TB drive is plugged in and powered up?

spookyjack123
June 1st, 2012, 01:54 AM
Only one drive is showing up: a 160GB drive on /dev/sda . Are you sure your 2TB drive is plugged in and powered up?
Yes, however it may be formatted in a format from Mac, can I view it to see if it is plugged in ? because it is plugged in, and it is powered up

spookyjack123
June 1st, 2012, 01:56 AM
It also seems to state


Disk /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 doesn't contain a valid partition table