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Re: Swapping Drives - Sanity Check

On Sat, Feb 23, 2019 at 06:51:12PM +0100, Pascal Hambourg wrote:
Le 23/02/2019 à 17:10, Michael Stone a écrit :
On Sat, Feb 23, 2019 at 06:57:05AM -0500, songbird wrote:

 i've hated UUIDs since they arrived so i've
always used LABELS instead.  for people with a simple
layout it makes so much more sense to use legible
and much shorter id's.

I never use labels because if I want to attach a drive to another computer for some reason it's extremely common for the labels to collide.

Good point. Labels are not as unique as UUIDs. But you can choose labels which are unique enough to avoid collisions, for instance by including a substring which identifies the host system or the drive. See Felix's example above.

You can, but it isn't the default. UUIDs tend to just work to a greater extend.