I just bought a brand new 4TB SATA drive that I hope to use as a backup.
I was expecting to see it as /dev/sdb and then use fdisk to create a partition and mke2fs to format it, but there doesn’t seem to be a dive there.
I tried both blkid and lsblk but they don’t seem to show it either, they just show my /dev/sda boot partitions so I’m wondering what to try next.
Any suggestions please?
p.s. Assuming I do get it connected, is there a recommended practice for mounting backup drives, and assigning permissions?