To Mount the external harddisk add the following to /etc/fstab:

/dev/sdb       /media/LaCie   hfsplus defaults 0       0

Mount as root:

$ sudo mount /media/LaCie

Backup Software

Backup Strategie

I played around with BackupPC and BaculaBackup. But these are to heavy weight for my personal needs. So i will use the RdiffBackup with some self written backup scripts.

Software: * http://www.nongnu.org/rdiff-backup/ * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restore * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacula * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BackupPC

Desktop backup: * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HomeUserBackup * http://www.debianadmin.com/backup-and-restore-your-ubuntu-system-using-sbackup.html