External disk renamed after reboot

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by spravtek, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2012

    Has anyone else run into this issue?

    I have an external Thunderbolt drive connected to a mini server, I moved the server services data to this external drive (it's just a test for the moment)... Configured some services like DNS and DHCP ...

    Now when I test with a reboot of the server, the external disk gets renamed (I tried with just a reboot not stopping any services or eject the disk, as well as ejecting the disk and closing down the server app before the reboot) ... The disk gets a number behind its name, which you can see when you look under /Volumes/, so it becomes disk_name_1 instead of just disk_name.

    When I remove the original disk name (without the number) which is inaccessible anyway and then rename the new folder to the original name all things are fine (server app works without issues).

    Now I also tried this with iSCSI mounted drives (another experiment)... These volumes get renamed as well after a reboot.

    Is there a setting I'm missing somewhere, or is this how it works as is?
  2. macrumors 603


    Is the external named the same as the Mini, if so then that is the problem, you can't have two disks with the same name, actually it might but then the disk gets renamed in the Volumes folder and might show up as the normal name in the finder without the number.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2012
    No ... The external disk has its own name ...

    I think it's more the known problem where the disk doesn't get unmounted fast enough or incorrectly when the mini restarts... As mentioned in following links:



    But would've hoped for an easy fix
  4. macrumors 603


    Ah, that's an explanation, I've seen this behaviour on my Macs before but it's been a while, if this is the case then I don't think there's a fix for this, except shutting down and startup instead of reboot.
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2012
    I haven't tested the shutdown/start routine yet ... Was first testing what happens in case of a power-failure ...

    Might need to rethink the case, not let the server reboot automatically after power failure...

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