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Swapping IDE disks on the fly?

jonie
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Last Modified: 2010-04-20
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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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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