I saw the note that using an external hard-drive isn’t supported
IMPORTANT Little Backup Box is designed to work with USB sticks as backup media. Theoretically, it’s possible to make Little Backup Box work with an external hard disk, but this setup is not officially supported.
I’m curious what it’d take to get this to work? And I’m wondering if what I’m seeing is related to not being officially supported.
I have an external hard drive and a SD memory card plugged into a powered USB hub, that’s then connected to a RPI 3B. Basically LBB will mount whatever device is listed under STORAGE_DEV, whether that’s the SD card or the HD, however it’ll refuse to mount
STORAGE_DEV="sde1" # Name of the storage device STORAGE_MOUNT_POINT="/media/storage" # Mount point of the storage device CARD_DEV="sdb1" # Name of the storage card CARD_MOUNT_POINT="/media/card" # Mount point of the storage card SHUTD="5" # Minutes to wait before shutdown due to inactivity SYNCTHING=false # Set to true to enable Syncthing BAK_DIR="/home/pi/BACKUP" # Home directory path DISP=false # Enable OLED display
Devices NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sdb 8:16 1 29.7G 0 disk └─sdb1 8:17 1 29.7G 0 part sde 8:64 0 1.8T 0 disk └─sde1 8:65 0 1.8T 0 part /media/storage mmcblk0 179:0 0 29.8G 0 disk ├─mmcblk0p1 179:1 0 41.8M 0 part /boot └─mmcblk0p2 179:2 0 29.8G 0 part / Disk space Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/root 32G 3.3G 27G 11% / devtmpfs 481M 0 481M 0% /dev tmpfs 486M 234k 486M 1% /dev/shm tmpfs 486M 13M 473M 3% /run tmpfs 5.3M 4.1k 5.3M 1% /run/lock tmpfs 486M 0 486M 0% /sys/fs/cgroup /dev/mmcblk0p1 44M 24M 20M 55% /boot /dev/sde1 2.0T 20G 2.0T 1% /media/storage tmpfs 98M 0 98M 0% /run/user/999
If I reverse this by setting the SD card,
STORAGE_DEV and the HD,
CARD_DEV, LBB will mount the SD card in
/media/storage and ignore the HD.
So is this the reason for the
IMPORTANT note about not supporting hard drive storage? Something else?
Thanks for your thoughts!