I have added an external firewire hard drive to my RedHat 9 machine. I was hoping to use this with rsync in order to perform nightly backups of my important data. While I was able to get the drive up and running without a problem, I am having issues copying files to it. Since the drive is empty, I wanted to copy over all the data first, this is about 70 gigs worth. The copy started off fine, but after about 10 minutes, my entire machine locks up. After a reboot, the drive was up and some of the data there. I again tried to copy over files, and the same thing happened.
It seems like I can copy small files over to it without a problem, but if I do a bulk load of files, it will lock up the system after a while. I have ran up2date on the machine, and running all the lastest RH stuff.
I took the firewire card and drive to a windoz machine and everything copies back and forth without a problem, so I am leaning to RH. Just not sure what else to look at for a fix.