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I am working with local storage repositories on an installation of XenServer and I am trying to use the UUID to delete a SR made in error. When I look at the disks by-id here is the output:

[root@xenser111 lib]# ls -l /dev/disk/by-id

total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  9 Jul 16 09:02 scsi-3600050e02e433200d7110000d6930000 -> ../../sda
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Jul 16 09:02 scsi-3600050e02e433200d7110000d6930000-part1 -> ../../sda1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Jul 16 09:02 scsi-3600050e02e433200d7110000d6930000-part2 -> ../../sda2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Jul 16 09:02 scsi-3600050e02e433200d7110000d6930000-part3 -> ../../sda3
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  9 Jul 16 09:02 scsi-SATA_SAMSUNG_HD103SJS2AEJ1BZ502526 -> ../../sdc
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Jul 19 04:15 scsi-SATA_SAMSUNG_HD103SJS2AEJ1BZ502526-part1 -> ../../sdc1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  9 Jul 19 04:32 scsi-SATA_SAMSUNG_HD103SJS2AEJ1BZ502653 -> ../../sdb
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Jul 19 04:32 scsi-SATA_SAMSUNG_HD103SJS2AEJ1BZ502653-part1 -> ../../sdb1

However, when I look at the disks by-uuid, it does not show /dev/sdb or /dev/sdc:

[root@xenser111 lib]# ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Jul 16 09:02 b1341321-038d-43e6-a194-0c3598f47152 -> ../../sda1

Why is this happening? Do I have to enact some command to populate the by-uuid directory? And how else can I find the UUID? (I have also used blkid to no use).

If it is relevant, /sda is a RAID 0.

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Are there file systems created on those partitions on sdc & sdb? Disks don't have UUID values, file systems do.

For example:

root@marvin:~# blkid /dev/sda
root@marvin:~# blkid /dev/sda1
/dev/sda1: UUID="8eb16c98-cf75-429b-af08-db29f5d5335b" TYPE="ext4" 

Swap can also have a UUID:

root@marvin:~# blkid /dev/sda5
/dev/sda5: UUID="a1a91f5f-6d6a-4cf7-a133-afaafeb2eb1e" TYPE="swap" 
root@marvin:~# 

Have you created valid File Systems on those partitions?

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  • They are valid file systems but maybe I should try deleting and re-creating the partitions.
    – bsigrist
    Jul 23, 2010 at 0:37

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