re-scanning external SATA drive

Rod Person rodperson at
Sun Aug 2 16:33:05 UTC 2015

On Sun, 2 Aug 2015 10:05:40 -0400

> 	(This is a "Sunday-morning-no-brain" question; didn't find
> anything in a quick trip through the Handbook and I'm missing the
> magic term(s) for successful Google-fu.)
> 	I have a workstation that has an external drive connected by
> eSATA.
> 	Trainee house-elves unplugged the drive's power cord,
> causing it to no longer be seen even after power was restored.
> 	Short of rebooting, is there a way to re-scan something and
> cause the drive to become available?  (I.e. show up under /dev/gpt)
> 	Respectfully,
> 			Robert Huff

Does camcontrol rescan help?


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     Sakuntala 25

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