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Offline J_Wave

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How dors one use a USB thumbdrive with Vera?
« on: June 27, 2009, 04:57:23 pm »
Wondering how I use a thumb drive with Vera.

How can Vera integrate and use the extra storage capacity?

Does anything specifically need to be done for Vera to use the drive besides plugging the thing in? Does it needs to be mounted for the OS to recognize and use it? If so, what command line should I use when I telnet into Vera to mount the drive?

Offline sbd

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Re: How dors one use a USB thumbdrive with Vera?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009, 04:20:21 am »
To mount the drive you can use the command:
mount /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 /mnt/usb

Remember to create the directory /mnt/usb first.

Also if this does not work check the dmesg to verify the OS found the usb stick after plugging it in. It should say something like this:
Manufacturer: USBest Technology
Product: USB Mass Storage Device
SerialNumber: 00000000000208
scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
  Vendor: Ut163     Model: USB2FlashStorage  Rev: 0.00
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
SCSI device sda: 1974271 512-byte hdwr sectors (1011 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
Partition check:
 /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1


Btw. what do you need the extra capacity for.... ?

Offline tt55du

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Re: How dors one use a USB thumbdrive with Vera?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009, 10:31:35 am »
I add the mount command in the start up script.
I also installed SFTP and use a 1GB stick as a convienent, cheap, low overhead FTP server for casual use.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2009, 10:33:59 am by tt55du »