Mounting exfat drives

    • Mounting exfat drives

      Hi!
      I am looking into building a simple NAS for my home with a few internal and external drives. I currently have a few USB hard drives formated in exfat and I want to use one of them with OVM (without formating it before hand - I don't have a backup drive yet). I know that OVM doesn't support exfat by default so I installed the exfat-fuse from google code ( code.google.com/p/exfat ). And this works fine - I can mount the drive with:

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      1. sudo mount.exfat-fuse /dev/sdXn /mnt/exfat

      And of course I can read the data on it.

      And now for the problem - how do I make this drive show up in OVM web config and how do I mount it on boot?
    • Re: Mounting exfat drives

      I don't believe that exFAT is automatically recognized by OMV. You can edit your fstab or create a udev rule: forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-936634-start-0.html to mount it.
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    • Re: Mounting exfat drives

      I've been playing around with this and I can't get it to work no matter what I try. The fuse module loads at boot as it should and I can mount the drive with:

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      1. mount /dev/sdb1 -t exfat-fuse /media/shramba2


      I also tried adding this into the /etc/fstab

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      1. /dev/sdb1 /media/shramba2 exfat-fuse user,rw 0 0

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      1. /dev/sdb1 /media/shramba2 exfat user,rw 0 0

      None of them mount the damned thing on boot.

      And I also put this:

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      1. ENV{ID_FS_TYPE}=="exfat", ENV{ID_FS_TYPE}="exfat_fuse"

      into /etc/udev/rules.d/99-exfat.rules (as suggested by your link).

      But the thing won't mount at boot and it won't show in OMV config.
    • Re: Mounting exfat drives

      I understand that you need this functionality but I would strongly suggest you stop using exFAT. I was using it because of compatibility with both OS X and Windows... But I had data loss few times already without any reason. Folders just disappeared without any warning in any of my operating systems. It does not have journaling.
    • Re: Mounting exfat drives

      I do agree with cloud06 on not using it.

      Did you try the symlink option in the last post on the link from solo? Otherwise, put the following in your /etc/rc.local

      mount /dev/sdb1 -t exfat-fuse /media/shramba2 &
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