000034275 - How to mount a USB drive in RSA Authentication Manager 8.x

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Article Number000034275
Applies ToRSA Product Set: SecurID
RSA Product/Service Type: Authentication Manager
RSA Version/Condition: 8.x
 
IssueThis article provides steps on using a USB disk drive to the Authentication Manager appliance to move files back and forth between the USB disk and the Authentication Manager appliance.
Tasks
  1. Using an SSH session of KVM, login as rsaadmin to the Authentication Manager primary. 
  2. Switch to root:
    rsaadmin@am81p:/opt/rsa/am> sudo su -
    rsaadmin's password: <enter the operating system password>

  3. Identify the name of the attached USB drive using the fdisk command.  It will probably be something like /dev/sdb or /dev/sdc, so the actual name would be /dev/sdb1 or /dev/sdc1.
    am81p:~ # fdisk -l
    Disk /dev/sda: 107.4 GB, 107374182400 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 13054 cylinders, total 209715200 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x322820dc
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *        2048   209715199   104856576   83  Linux
    Disk /dev/sdb: 4294 MB, 4294967296 bytes
    43 heads, 32 sectors/track, 6096 cylinders, total 8388608 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x46f74fd7
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1            2048     8388607     4193280   83  Linux
    /dev/sdc1 *            64     5836831     2918384
    am81p:~ #

  4. Make a directory to mount the disk:
    am81p:~ # mkdir /mnt/usb

  5. Mount the USB drive using the name of the device discovered from Step 3.  In this example, the device name is /dev/sdb1.
    am81p:~ # mount -t vfat /dev/sdc1 /mnt/usb

  6. You should now be able to access the attached disk using ls (list files) or cp (copy) via the /mnt/usb directory.
  7. After finishing you need to un-mount the USB disk
    am81p:~ # umount /mnt/usb

Resolution
 
Notes
  • Check the size of the disk from the fdisk command to help identify the USB disk
  •  The -t switch in the mount command specifies the USB disk format. vfat is the most common for USB drive formatting.
  • NTFS formatted disks do not work with Authentication Manager 8.x.

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