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Use UFS for shared external drives
Authored by: ducasi on Aug 30, '07 09:41:02AM

Indeed, if the drive is used on multiple machines, then you can get UID clashes. Formatting the disk as UFS will not help here though.

The answer to this is for Fred & Sally to both have accounts, created in the same order on both machines so that their UIDs match up across the two computers. Or better still, have a "server" computer that they both have accounts on, plug the shared disk into it and then they can both access their own files on their own computers at the same time!



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