"glabel label" questions

krad kraduk at googlemail.com
Mon Jan 11 12:24:49 UTC 2010

2010/1/11 Scott Bennett <bennett at cs.niu.edu>

>     My system currently has three external disk drives connected via USB
> 2.0
> ports and will soon have another drive connected via a Firewire port.  The
> three already present have quite a few partitions on them, nearly all of
> which
> already contain file systems with lots of files in them.  I would like to
> use
> the "glabel label" method of labeling each of these partitions, so that I
> do
> not always have to disconnect all but one external drive when rebooting the
> system and then reconnect them one by one in order to get the proper device
> files assigned to them for use with /etc/fstab entries.
>     However, some of these partitions contain GELI-encrypted file systems.
> Can the "glabel label" sort of labeling be used with encrypted partitions?
> If so, can "glabel label" be used on the encrypted partitions without
> destroying the file systems or the data in them?  Or will I need to
> recreate
> the file systems after labeling the partitions and then restore their
> contents
> from backups?  Is there any danger to unencrypted partitions and data when
> using the "glabel label" operation?
>     Thanks in advance for any help with this matter.
>                                  Scott Bennett, Comm. ASMELG, CFIAG
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just unmount them and do a tunefs -L <name> <device> on them. Geli works a
layer below the fs so should work fine.

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