Automatic Backup when Drive Plugged In

Zoltan Hoppar hopparz at
Fri Mar 18 21:46:28 UTC 2011

HI Chris,

Yes, there is an tool for this - I don't know the exact name for it -
but check these site for begun:


2011/3/18 Chris Tyler <chris at>:
> I was browsing the website of a computer supplier and saw an ad for an
> HP "Simple Save" external disk drive, which automatically initiates a
> hard disk backup (on Windows) when the disk is plugged into a USB port.
> Later this year I'll be sending my daughter to University with a
> Fedora-loaded laptop (she grew up on Linux :-) and have been thinking
> about backup options for her -- and this sounded like a cool approach.
> Instead of the unsafe autorun-file technique, though, I picture an app
> that would check the UUID on disks (or the maybe the FS volume name) as
> they are plugged in, and when a UUID is recognized, backup would
> automagically commence.
> But before I go off and write such a tool ... anyone know of an existing
> apps that does this? (yum search doesn't seem to be finding any likely
> candidates).
> -Chris
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