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Why would 70-persistent-net.rules have no effect?

I've got a saucy server with a lot of NICs and they end up with weird names like "rename19". I know interface names can be changed by modifying the /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules file. The ...
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Udev alternates between correct and incorrect network configuration on subsequent reboots

I'm currently experiencing a problem that seemingly lies with udev in Ubuntu 12.04. I have numerous machines in the lab I am managing, all of which have been cloned from a single original master ...
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where are devices named if not in 70-persistent-net-rules?

I have a ubuntu 12.04 server VM which has /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules created as a directory instead of a file. I understand this helps maintain device naming when cloning in a cloud ...
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How do I set up dependency based startup to reconfigure the network interfaces before networking is started?

I have a system which originally ran Ubuntu 12.04 (now 12.10) on the 'real' hardware. Due to a requirement to run Windows 7 and IE9 (watching streamed movies needed Silverlight with DRM) I installed ...
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What is the correct way to restart udev?

I've changed the name of my eth1 interface to eth0. How to ask udev now to re-read the config? service udev restart and udevadm control --reload-rules don't help. So is there any valid way ...
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How do you change udev rules without restarting (e.g. to change eth1 to eth0)?

TLDR; How do you apply changes to /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules without restarting? (See this documentation about ethernet interface logical names.) Long version: I have a bootable USB ...