Mount disk by UUID in Linux

Find UUID

blkid

Example output

/dev/xvdb1: UUID="42fbe9a1-eea1-34bc-439d-19a0b48e7df1" TYPE="xfs"

Mount drive using the UUID

[root@host ~]# mount -U 42fbe9a1-eea1-34bc-439d-19a0b48e7df1 /mnt

Add to fstab to automatically mount on system boot up

vi /etc/fstab

Add the following, swap out the UUID for your devices UUID

UUID="42fbe9a1-eea1-34bc-439d-19a0b48e7df1" /backup xfs defaults 0 0

Save and exit. Now when the system reboots it should automatically mount the drive. You should also be able to call “mount -a” to automatically mount everything in fstab.

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