How can I solve “XFS Filesystem has duplicate UUID” error message on my Linux server/Desktop?. If you get this error message in kernel dmesg logs, it means you cannot mount your XFS partition. But don’t worry since we have a solution for you in this guide.

To bridle this, you can mount your XFS filesystem at runtime using nouuid option with the mount command.

sudo mount -o rw,nouuid /dev/sda3  /mnt

If you reboot your solution, this solution won’t work. You have to use nouuid every time you want to mount. For a permanent solution, generate a new UUID for this partition using xfs_admin command-line tool:

$ sudo xfs_admin -U generate /dev/sda3
Clearing log and setting UUID
writing all SBs
new UUID = 95d271cc-2987-43cd-abbb-bf44eddf158d

After the generation of a new UUID, you can mount the affected partition normally.


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