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Re: what does /dev/sdf look like?

Hi Michelle,

On Sat, Aug 02, 2008 at 06:24:24PM +0200, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> Am 2008-07-29 20:10:19, schrieb Andy Smith:
> > If the hardware has no means of identifying the disks (e.g. an
> > indicator LED) then you could for example do a SMART query to find
> > the serial number and physically label each disk with that.  Then
> > even if one dies to the extent that it won't respond to SMART, you
> > can tell which it is without pulling disks out because you will know
> > what all the *other* ones are.
> Ich you have the 6 drives in your box how do you know which has which
> Serial number or such?

"...and physically label each disk with that." :)

> I have three Sun-Blade with each 160 SCSI drives in 10 cages and  to  of
> the cages are a little bit different so I have to made labels and  stick
> them on the front of 128 drives and for the other 32 on the topbeginning
> of the drive.

Wow, that's a lot of work.  I would really hope that anything which
you can put 160 drives in would have the means to flash indicator


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