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Linux Backups For Real People, Part 1: Page 2

Everyone knows they should make regular backups of their data. But hardly anyone is as diligent with backups as they should be. Part 1 of this two-part series covers external backup media, and bending udev so that backup devices will have persistent names.
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Use the upper-right dropdown menu in GParted to select the correct physical drive. If you see a little padlock icon that means the filesystem is mounted. You can try unmounting it in GParted with the right-click menu, but sometimes this doesn't work. Your particular desktop environment or window manager may have its own graphical tools for mounting/unmounting filesystems. The safe and sure way is the command-line commando way:

# umount /dev/sdc1

GParted tells you the correct device name to use. Then click GParted -> Refresh Devices, and then you can partition and format.


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