I have a WD MyBook 1TB drive that I would like to use for full cron backups (TAR?) on a Debian Linux ("Lenny") server. Is this possible? I don't care about losing the MyBook software if a reformat is necessary. 'Just want to use the drive. I'm limited to command line interaction via server console. So far, the drive shows up as "SDB" when plugged in. What are the next steps?
Disclaimer: I'm a "newbie" at Linux admin stuff. 'Sorry if I missed some relevant RTFM posts. Detailed steps would be appreciated.