Different APFS-Containers - I'm confused!

micqo

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Oct 9, 2014
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Hey, so I just reading Apples support sites and noticed the example picture (attached) where was "Container disk1". So I reboot and went to macOS Utilities, opened disk utility to see what I have, and noticed I have "Container disk2". :confused: After restarting back, I spotlighted disk utility to see what my disk utility keeps and there were "Container disk1". :confused:

Is this OK? Should I worry about it? Why my disk utility keeps different Container disk information?

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redpandadev

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Jun 3, 2014
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Hey, so I just reading Apples support sites and noticed the example picture (attached) where was "Container disk1". So I reboot and went to macOS Utilities, opened disk utility to see what I have, and noticed I have "Container disk2". :confused: After restarting back, I spotlighted disk utility to see what my disk utility keeps and there were "Container disk1". :confused:

Is this OK? Should I worry about it? Why my disk utility keeps different Container disk information?

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This is normal and nothing to worry about.

The disk1, disk2, disk3, etc is in reference to how the physical disk, as well as physical and virtual petitions are addressed at the kernel / system level. They are assigned at boot time and may not always be in the same order depending on a whole bunch of different factors.

The information you are looking at is irrelevant and can be ignored for a normal user. It has some relevance for developers and users that need to address the filesystem via the command line.
 

micqo

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Oct 9, 2014
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Thank you so much for this. I will sleep better tonight :D

I founded terminal guide to list disks - I attached screenshot. Is everything as should be?

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