Red Hat :: ESATA Cards And Drives Under RHEL4 - Automount Like A USB Drive Does

Jul 7, 2010

Anyone got any experience with eSATA cards and drives under RHEL4? I've got a client with two RHEL4 boxes that want to add eSATA cards and drives for backup purposes.

They really need to automount like a USB drive does, would RHEL4 automount eSATA?

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I am building a home server that will host a multitude of files; from mp3s to ebooks to FEA software and files. I don't know if RAID is the right thing for me. This server will have all the files that I have accumulated over the years and if the drive fails than I will be S.O.L. I have seen discussions where someone has RAID 1 setup but they don't have their drives internally (to the case), they bought 2 separate external hard drives with eSata to minimize an electrical failure to the drives. (I guess this is a good idea)I have also read about having one drive then using a second to rsync data every week. I planned on purchasing 2 enterprise hard drives of 500 MB to 1 GB but I don't have any experience with how I should handle my data

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I have a working installation of OpenSuse 11.2 on a 300GB eSATA drive, /dev/sdb. I have a 200GB IDE drive, /dev/sda that I use as a data drive. Both drives are accessible to 11.2 and in use.

/Dev/sdb is actually an IDE drive with an eSata adapter since my mother board only has one IDE ribbon input that I use for /dev/sda and the DVDRW drive.

I chose to install OpenSuse 11.3 on /dev/sda in partition sda1. I've installed 32 bit and 64 bit with the same result. I put grub on the the sda1 partition and chainload to it from 11.2 grub. I'm cautious because OpenSuse can be troublesome during installation.

PROBLEM: The installed system will not recognize the second drive /dev/sdb or any of its partitions. It does not show up on /var/log/messages -- it does not exist!

I believe this problem is with 11.3 because 11.2 recognizes both disks. Perhaps support of eSATA drives.

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df

For this example, /dev/sdc1 is connected.

Code:

matt@matt-G73Jw:/media$ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for matt:
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255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders

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I will have another harddrive with Debian installed.
I will then use an external enclosure to connect the Debian drive to the esata port.
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I can execute a command

Code:
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-and-
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--------------------

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!-- -*- SGML -*- -->

<deviceinfo version="0.2">[code]....

No matter what I call this file or where I put it, any USB device still mounts RW. How do I fix this? Am I correct that HAL is the right place? Looking through dmesg, it sure looks like HAL controls this, but maybe I'm wrong? I've also made various attempts to solve this with UDEV and /etc/auto.misc, so if it is one of those, I clearly don't know the correct thing to do there.

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lshal shows the following when I insert the disk:
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