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Dan Lester 07-08-2021 10:32 PM

interesting observation
I have two identical iMacs. One that I use routinely (let's call it Joe), and another that I use for other stuff (let's call it Frank). The logic board on Joe crapped out, and Joe is defunct. So I pulled Frank over, and copied the last backup from Joe onto Frank. Now Frank feels just like Joe.

Except ...

The boot disk of Frank was called frank, and the boot disk of Joe was called joe. After cloning Joe onto Frank, Frank is now named Joe BUT, its boot disk is still called frank. That is, the clone was complete EXCEPT for the name of the boot disk.

Why is that? If you're going to clone, why don't you clone the name of the boot disk as well?

dnanian 07-08-2021 11:34 PM

The name of the drive isn't "on the volume". It's in the partition, and we don't touch the partition, Dan. If we did, every time you backed up, your backup drive would get renamed.

Dan Lester 07-09-2021 12:46 PM

Thank you. I guess that makes sense. I've always made the boot disk name the same as the machine name, but as you point out, there is no reason that you need to do that. They are completely independent. The boot disk name is, in some sense, a part of the physical machine.

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