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Re: SCSI Device Addresses


On Fri, 2008-02-29 at 12:01 -0500, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 04:51:26PM +0000, Steve Dobson wrote:
> > I am leaning towards the UUID method to solve this.  Labels after all
> > are not guaranteed to remain unique, the UUID will so long as the
> > hardware remains constant.
> > 
> > However, I wasn't sure this was the best method and though I would
> > consult the combined wisdom of this list.  I'm quite happy to learn from
> > other peoples mistakes and go with the another method if it solves other
> > problems I haven't encountered yet.
> > 
> > All advice and ideas welcome.
> UUIDs work for me.  Driver modules load in parallel and nothing will
> ensure consistent device names.  A unique identifier for the filesystem
> is just so much better in the long run.  You can add and remove
> controllers, swap disks around, etc, and the only thing to worry about
> is that your boot loader should be able to be found by the BIOS.

It's good to know that UUIDs work well for someone at least.

I've tried it using the /home partition on my laptop and it worked like
a dream.  Next stage is to change my workstation over test and then
re-order the disks.

Are there any pointers to grub config changes that need to be made?


Steve Dobson

Debian Hint #28: Regularly verify your backups. You *are* keeping
right? Right? (This hint brought to you by the letters 'D', 'U', 'M',
'P', and the number 0.)

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