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Old 11-05-2012, 08:05 AM   #16
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No, this is simply not relevant, this warning is a remnant from the past of computing.
Ok. This is what I was reading from my Google search, but the articles seemed to be a year or two old. I wasn't sure how up to date they still were.


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Sometimes something like the rearrangement of the disks happen, especially when adding new drives/partitions. That is the reason why many distributions (like Debian) use UUIDs the find their partitions rather then device-descriptors, which is the reason why your Debian still works.
I have read about this as well, but have gotten mixed reviews on using the UUIDs. I'm wondering if I should set up the UUID's (at least for the two data storage drives)? I'm thinking if I do, they should always be found by the system as such and not interfere with anything or the 3rd (60gb OS) disk.

Any comments?
 
Old 11-05-2012, 09:12 AM   #17
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I have used UUIDs previous already and they were always reliable. There is no reason not to use them if you have a system where such rearrangements can occur.
Alternatively you can also use partition labels, but the functionality is somewhat the same.
 
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I have used UUIDs previous already and they were always reliable. There is no reason not to use them if you have a system where such rearrangements can occur.
Alternatively you can also use partition labels, but the functionality is somewhat the same.
I've heard (albeit very little) about the labels.. The drives will only be one large partition, so UUIDs would probably be easier. I'm going to put some more time into this tonight (hoping to anyway) so once I format the drives I will setup the UUIDs so there is no chance of them being rearranged and risking data loss (if that's a legitimate concern).

Is it a problem / risky to setup the UUIDs after the drives have had the data uploaded to them?
 
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Is it a problem / risky to setup the UUIDs after the drives have had the data uploaded to them?
Not at all. Once a drive is recognized by th OS it can't be rearranged until you reboot the system.
 
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Not at all. Once a drive is recognized by th OS it can't be rearranged until you reboot the system.

Cool. I will check up on this a little more once I figure out how to setup the rsync and/or cron packages. Before I actually load my data onto the system... Should I first setup a firewall or something?

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