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I'm on Linux Mint.

I'm trying to mount a folder so that the system recognizes it as a USB drive. To be able to specify file system type would be a bonus.

My end goal is to use google-drive-ocamlfuse to mount my Google Drive and use it to back up my system using BackInTime, TimeShift, and Aptik. Each of these three (and other backup solutions) support backing up your system to a USB drive, but don't support my fuse mount.

I've tried mount --bind and mountfs, but this isn't accomplishing what I need.

How can I backup my system to a specified Google Drive directory, having mounted it to my system to appear as if it's a physical USB?

  • Can you mount it as usbfs ? I am not really sure! – Thushi Jul 25 '17 at 15:41
  • What would that look like? I'm still somewhat new in the world of Linux. mountfs /home/user/GoogleDrive/ /GoogleDrive/ ? – Matt Zabojnik Jul 25 '17 at 20:16

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