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How To Manage Your Disk By UUID On Linux

Aug 20, 2008, 22:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Tremell)

[ Thanks to Mike Golvach for this link. ]

"For instance, if you have a disk with a specific UUID and a block device name of /dev/sda3, if you do all your work (and system/application customization) with that disk, as the name /dev/sda3, you might be in for a big headache if you have a system problem (or just install some new hardware and reconfigure) and Linux decides to rename /dev/sda3 as /dev/sdb3 (or "anything" else). If you're using UUID's, you can simply use the "tune2fs" command (shown below) to assign the original UUID back to the new logical device name, so /dev/sdb3 would function exactly as if it were /dev/sda3, without causing any issues with your Linux OS :):"

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