Background: I have vast experience (32+ years) with computers running various OSes. But please consider me somewhere between newbie and mildly experienced with linux. (Lots of Linux holes in my head!)
Server: Windows Server 2012r2 + UrBackup Server v2.3.8. I’ve been backing up 15-20 Windows clients and 2-3 linux clients to this server for several years.
Client: a laptop with…
/dev/sda1 (NTFS) Windows 10
/dev/sdb1 (ext4) Manjaro Cinnamon distro
/dev/sdc1 (NTFS) a 512GB USB storage device
I’m ignoring /dev/sda1 and booting the Manjaro distro. It’s running UrBackup Client v2.34 installed via the Arch AUR. UrBackup client is working just fine and is backing up the system partition (/) or /home or whatever I want it to back up.
I have /dev/sdc1 (NTFS) mounted on /run/media/myusername/usbname and I need to back it up along with my system partition. However, no matter what I try I can’t seem to get UrBackup to read the data on the mounted device. I can access the files just fine via my file manager, but UrBackup stops at the mount point and doesn’t go any deeper. No errors are thrown, it’s just as if the mount point is an empty folder, which UrBackup is happy to back up…as an empty folder.
I push the config down from the UrBackup server. Currently my “Default directories to backup” are:
But I’ve also tried simply: /run/media/username/usbname
… and several other variations. It backs up whatever I tell it to back up and doesn’t throw any errors, but only ever just backs up a single empty folder (mount point) when I think it should be backing up the mounted USB NTFS-formatted device.
Any thoughts on why I’m not getting this mounted NTFS USB stick backed up?
Thanks in advance!