[kwlug-disc] Multiple disks to single mount point

Chris Irwin chris at chrisirwin.ca
Wed Mar 10 16:45:46 EST 2010

I'm currently using a 3.5" SATA hotswap bay for backups, swapping out a
drive every week, and swapping a new one in. I'm considering changing
the UUIDs on my backup filesystems to all be the same, thus I can have
an entry in /etc/fstab that will work, rather than my current routine of
manually checking dmesg and mounting/umounting devices directly. 

Can anybody think of a negative side of having duplicated UUIDs? You can
assume I won't have multiple disks connected at a single time.

Or is there a better way to control mounting multiple drives to a common
mount-point? I tried multiple UUID entries in fstab, but it only looks
for the first if I tell it to mount /mnt/backup and fails with only the
second drive connected.

Chris Irwin
e:  chris at chrisirwin.ca
w: http://chrisirwin.ca
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