I have a number of USB drives that are attached to a FreeNAS server. These are then used as offline backup targets. One problem is that the order that the drives are plugged into matters.

On a Linux based system, I would use udev rules to ensure that the Drive ends up at a common /dev device. Is there an equivalent method for FreeNAS/FreeBSD?

If there isn't, is there a better way to sync a dataset to a USB drive within FreeNAS that is not dependent on a constant disk location?

  • What's wrong with mounting via uuid/gptid or label? Aug 27, 2020 at 6:45
  • We have a couple of drives in rotation, but having the same label is probably feasible.
    – tl8
    Aug 27, 2020 at 6:52


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