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[ubuntu] Mediatomb autoscan external drive

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I have installed Mediatomb to share my music library over my home network. All the files are stored in an external USB drive... After a bit of working I could get Mediatomb to access the external drive, by running it as a normal user. The thing is that my USB drive it's not always plugged or turned on. If I add my media folder to the database as an autoscan directory, everytime I unplug the drive, Mediatomb permanently removes the files from the database, and they won't get back as soon as the drive is mounted again... On the other hand, if I add my media folder as NON autoscan directory, (Hardware)