[CentOS] Hard drives being renamed
emailwildman at gmail.com
Tue May 24 22:26:41 UTC 2016
I've run into this with ZFS on Linux. The 'blkid' is useful to identify the
target device and then add that to your fstab. I don't use device names at
all anymore, too ambiguous (depending on the circumstance) in my opinion.
On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 3:04 PM, John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com> wrote:
> On 5/24/2016 2:08 PM, Pat Haley wrote:
>> We are running Centos 6.7 - 2.6.32-573.22.1.el6.x86_64 on a Quanta
>> Cirrascale, up to date with patches. We have had a couple of instances in
>> which the hard drives have become renamed after reboot (e.g. drive sda is
>> renamed to sdc after reboot). One time this occurred when we rebooted
>> following the installation of a 10GB NIC card, another time after we tried
>> to install mellanox drivers (MLNX_OFED_LINUX-3.2-126.96.36.199-rhel6.7-x86_64).
>> Currently we are unable to boot because that drive has been renamed.
>> Our questions are
>> * Has anyone else experienced similar issues?
>> * What can we do to prevent such renaming in the future
> don't use device names in your fstab, use labels, or use LVM, or whatever.
> john r pierce, recycling bits in santa cruz
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