Thanks!! I'll give it a try. Cheers!

On Jan 15, 1:39 pm, Tomasz Chmielewski <man...@wpkg.org> wrote:
> phub03 schrieb:
>
>
>
> > Thanks for the info but I don't follow. These appear to be links back
> > the actual device entry.
>
> > rwxrwxrwx 1 root root  9 2009-01-15 10:42 ip-10.17.179.130:3260-iscsi-
> > iqn.1986-03.com.sun:02:0dd4e167-ba0b-ceb6-fd0e-e0074378b270-lun-0 -
> >> ../../sdc
> > lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2009-01-15 10:42 ip-10.17.179.130:3260-iscsi-
> > iqn.1986-03.com.sun:02:0dd4e167-ba0b-ceb6-fd0e-e0074378b270-lun-0-
> > part1 -> ../../sdc1
> > lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  9 2009-01-15 10:42 ip-10.17.179.130:3260-iscsi-
> > iqn.1986-03.com.sun:02:cd490ea9-61e1-4b3f-b40b-cae467c46259-lun-0 -
> >> ../../sdd
> > lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2009-01-15 10:42 ip-10.17.179.130:3260-iscsi-
> > iqn.1986-03.com.sun:02:cd490ea9-61e1-4b3f-b40b-cae467c46259-lun-0-
> > part1 -> ../../sdd1
>
> > Maybe it's a lack of understanding of how Linux creates the device
> > entries. Could you explain this in more detail? What would my fstab
> > look like and how would I ensure the correlation remains? Not just the
> > mount point entries but the actual device entries?
>
> /dev/sdX, as you observed, can be dynamic.
>
> Paths in /dev/disk/by-path/ are static and are just links pointing to a
> correct /dev/sdX device.
>
> If you set scsi_sn on your target, you will have shorter names in
> /dev/disk/by-id (no partitions though).
>
> And if you want to use fstab, you probably want to use device labels (-L
> option in tune2fs, mkswap, see "man fstab").
>
> --
> Tomasz Chmielewskihttp://wpkg.org
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