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Swapping IDE disks on the fly?

hello
How do I change IDE-disks on the fly in Linux, through mounting/unmounting or something?
I would like to plug in an IDE disk to a PC-based server and run some backups to that disk without rebooting the server.
thank you
~jonie
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JYoungmanCommented:
The IDE specs don't guarantee that that won't blow the machine up.  

To do this sort of thing you need genuinely removable drives.

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jhanceCommented:
If you're using one of this "hot-swappable" drive caddys then you will be OK with swapping.  Under Linux all you need to do is umount the drive, swap, and then mount the new one.  Of course, you can do this to the root drive on a running system.
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