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Re: what does /dev/sdf look like?

On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 08:32:48PM +0200, randall wrote:
> dear all,
> a silly question here, but i'm just going through the disaster recovery 
> procedure....and what to do in case of harddisk failure.
> i have a nice raid setup, and its no problem to recognize which  
> /dev/sdX has dropped out of the array, but how do you physically 
> identify for example /dev/sdf when opening the box and have 6 disks to 
> choose from?
> i can't be the first with this question so i just wonder what "rules of 
> thumb" others use.

Look at the SCSI ID selection jumpers on the drives. The lowest ID
(which may be 0, but isn't necessarily) is /dev/sda, the next in
sequence is /dev/sdb...

With more than one SCSI bus the lettering goes through all the
drives on the first bus before it starts on the second, etc.


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