On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 08:03:46PM +0000, ch_e...@yahoo.com wrote:
> Hi
> Could someone please advise me the best way to ensure a particular hard disk 
> (SATA) always appears at a specific device node, i.e how can I be sure 
> /dev/sdb for example is always going to refer to a specific drive even if 
> others are added or removed?
> UUIDs only apply to partitions, is there no way to do a similar thing for a 
> physical disk?
> I have some existing partitioned and formatted disks in a server which I want 
> to plug into another machine and move the services over to a VM

That's a WWN -- look in /dev/disk/by-id/*

It identifies the disk itself, plus a -part* for partitions on


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