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architeuthis
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Multiple copies of HDD

Post by architeuthis » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:03 pm

Good morning all.

I have a 4TB HDD that I use for media storage. I disconnect it fairly often and it seems that every 5th or 6th time I reconnect it shows up as a new drive (screenshot). How can I go about trouble shooting this issue? Is it related to a kernel upgrade? It happens at relatively similar intervals to kernel upgrades.

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Re: Multiple copies of HDD

Post by Mute Ant » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:42 pm

If, for some reason, you don't unmount and safely-remove a volume, the folder under /media/$USER/ doesn't get removed. Next time you connect it, the preferred name is already taken, so it gets a new one.

The mount points are just empty folders, so you can remove them quite safely with... sudo rmdir /media/$USER/*

If the extra folders are appearing all on their own, without you disconnecting the drive, it suggests a wobbly connection that looks like disconnection to Linux.
Data stored in an encrypted volume will only be accessible with the original password. Without this key, all the data will remain scrambled beyond hope of recovery.

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Re: Multiple copies of HDD

Post by architeuthis » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:43 pm

Worked perfectly. Thank you.

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Re: Multiple copies of HDD

Post by catweazel » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:50 pm

Mute Ant wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:42 pm
sudo rmdir /media/$USER/*
Nice. I didn't know about $USER. It'll save a lot of typing instructions to modify commands with a user name. Thanks for the tip.
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