External framestore not found after reboot

I’m temporarily using an external SSD as framestore but whenever I restart the mac (Mac pro 2019) flame (2023) says there’s no framestore in the box where you select project, user etc. The SSD is mounted before I open flame.
In the “Media Storage” tab of the setup I can see the four framestores I’ve set up (due to this issue) but when I run sw_df I only see one (the last one I created).

At the moment I archive every day before leaving in case of a power outage or something else that causes the computer to restart but there is one project that I didn’t have a chance to archive.

Any tips on how to get access to the other framestores on the SSD are appreciated! I’d really like to archive out all projects.

Sorry if this is answered somewhere else, I searched here and on google but could not find anything to get it working for me.


Hi @Rajdarn
Did you solve this issue? I’m getting a similar one on my mac

No, not yet. I’m still looking but I haven’t had too much time to research. I’ll keep you posted if I figure something out, would you do the same please?


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I have this issue like once a week. Here’s how I fix it… use at your own risk.

Go into a terminal and type ‘cd /Volumes’ then press enter.

Type ‘ls -al’ and press enter. This will give you a list of the available Volumes.

On my Mac, I see two listings for my external SSD, “Pebbles” and “Pebbles 1”. It’s like Mac OS doesn’t see the SSD for a time, or doesn’t unmount it and creates a new mount point called “Pebbles 1”. In my case, I have to remove “Pebbles” and rename “Pebbles 1” to “Pebbles”

That solves the problem for me. I am doing something very destructive, so please be careful. When I first diagnosed this problem I renamed “Pebbles” “Pebbles_temp” rather than delete it. Def try renaming first.

Hope this helps!

Hi Andy,
Thanks for your reply!
So today I have some free time to try your solution but I have a question:
How are you renaming “Pebbles” to “Pebbles_temp”?

I can right click the ssd and rename it from “Pebbles 1” to whatever I want but first I want to rename “Pebbles” to “Pebbles_temp”. However, this cannot be done by right clicking the ssd, right? Are you using a terminal command to rename the partitions (or mount points or whatever they are) that shows up when listing volumes using ls -al?

Thanks for your help with this!

My pleasure!

I’m doing it in the terminal. I think that MacOS tries to “help” with the icons by keeping the name the same.

Open a terminal and type cd /Volumes

Then do ls -al

That’ll show you what the volume names are.

I’m with you so far, I have the volumes listed in the terminal but what I don’t get is the next step. You remove and rename the volumes some where but I don’t really understand where and how :smile:
Could you clarify that part for me?
Sorry, I’m not really a mac guy.

Ah, sorry.

The next bit is:

sudo mv Pebbles Pebbles_temp


sudo mv Pebbles\ 1\ Pebbles

That should do it!

Awesome, thanks!
Just so I understand what I’m doing here:
sudo mv Pebbles Pebbles_temp ← here I’m renaming Pebbles to Pebbles_temp
sudo mv Pebbles\ 1\ Pebbles ← here I’m renaming Pebbles 1 to Pebbles with \ so the terminal ignores the " " whitespace and wont interpret the “1” as a command (in this case what we want Pebbles to be renamed to)?

Did I get it close enough?
Thanks Andy!

You got it :fire:

That’s what fixes this issue for me with my external SSD.

Hey look at me, I’m a mac guy! :smile:
I’ll give it a shot and report back.

Thanks for all the help Andy!

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