Change HD identifier Volume name, NOT the system identifier, pic included.

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  1. rotarypower101 macrumors regular

    rotarypower101

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    How do I change the Identifier?

    This disk was previously used as a backup for an old OS.

    Now its identifier is wrong, and I cant figure out how to change it back to its original status?

    The disk should read:

    3 TB Hitachi HDS5C3030ALA630 Media

    I am not necessarily concerned that it doesn't, just that it still retains the marker of Maverick Backup, which is very misleading now that the disk is repurposed.


    How do I change this identifier?

    Searching only gives me the easily changed system identifier.

    Is there a better nomenclature to search for a solution?

    TIA!
     

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  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Looks like that is setup s a core storage volume, so you cannot rename normally in Finder. Run the command below in Terminal substituting whatever you want for the new name.

    Code:
    diskutil cs rename "Mavric Backup" "New Name"
     
  3. DeltaMac, Apr 22, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2015

    DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    The situation is caused by Yosemite, which changed all of your listed drives to part of the logical volume group.
    Here's what will help:
    You need to remove that drive from the Logical Volume group, which will revert the volume to a normal HFS+ volume. It will then display its actual device name, and not the one that was provided by the logical volume group.

    Here's a page that will step you through doing that reversion process with the terminal.

    I guess Weaselboy's fix would be much simpler, so try that first :D
     
  4. rotarypower101 thread starter macrumors regular

    rotarypower101

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    What would I do without helpful people...probably just obsess I guess, but I am VERY grateful!

    Thank you #


    May I ask, is there a name or term used for this specific string as an identifier?

    I couldn't seem to come up with anything that would differentiate the two identifiers to find a solution on my own.
     

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  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That is a "core storage volume" or "logical volume group/name". Not knowing to search for that would make it tough to find. :)

    Glad you are fixed up.
     

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