I wasn't paying attention, and now I have a raid with a name similar to that of the boot partition. I'd like to name rename the raid set to a name that reflects the partition name. E.g. If the file system is mounted as /Users I want to name the raid set User_Raid

Now in normal circumstances the only time I have to worry about this is either using Disk Utility or diskutil. But both commands are moderately complex, and the consequences of a mistake severe, so having a naming convention that makes it clear what disk is associated with what raid set and what file system helps a bunch.

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Here's an example: The raid set name is SSD_System,(Red annotations) which is the same as the boot disk (Green) and which is not the same as the raid's mount point which is User_Raid (Blue)

Is there a way to rename the raid set after creation? (Yes I can change the boot disk name. May do that yet.)

(Note to the purists. Raid is now a word like laser, and radar. It has passed from being an acronym to being a word in it's own right. Please do) not edit my post and convert raid to RAID.)

  • Raid has always (OK, in the last 500 years) been a normal word probably peeking 1942 due to the Doolittle Raid. I still prefer RAID ;-) – klanomath Dec 15 '16 at 18:03
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    raid and RAID are two rather different things, see en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/raid – nohillside Dec 15 '16 at 18:05
  • I can't immediately find a single document anywhere that calls it 'raid' rather than 'RAID', including Apple's own documentation, a Google search for 'raid storage', Wikipedia, and a handful of books on my shelf. So I'll certainly be sticking with RAID... – calum_b Dec 15 '16 at 18:13
  • @klanomath The question is how to rename a RAID set, the mounting seems to be just an example. – nohillside Dec 15 '16 at 18:36
  • I'm a bit confused by the question. Won't disks (and RAIDs) always mount to the same location (/Volumes) automatically or am I mistaken? – NoahL Dec 16 '16 at 0:19

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