Re: Using UUID in fstab
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On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 02:11:18PM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
>> What do you think?
>It is a good idea, but I ran into a problem using such setup with
>RAID1. I had two disks with RAID1 and one huge file system. One day
>the machine booted without the RAID starting as it should, and a
>random disk was mounted instead. I did not discover the problem until
>I rebooted a second time, and by chance the other disk was mounted,
>missing quite a few of the files only present on the first disk.
>So, it is not always safe to use UUID.
I dare say that if you are concerned about safety of the bootup process,
you should consider yaird as alternative to initramfs-tools to generate
The above would not happen with yaird: The generated ramdisk would be
hardcoded to using RAID to reach your root filesystem.
Initramfs-tools is flexible and _mostly_ does as expected. Which is
great for some situations (like moving harddisk to different hardware)
but not all (like running a server as stable as possible).
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