In this tutorial we will show you how to integrate and use additional hard disks under Linux on a netcup server.
The tutorial is aimed at users who already have access to their server via SSH. Please make sure that your user has the required authorizations.
You can execute the following command at the beginning of each SSH session:
bash sudo -i
To get an overview of all recognized hard disks, use the command:
In our example, we have two hard disks: /dev/sda (the system hard disk) and /dev/vda (an additional 50 GiB hard disk).
cfdisk to create a partition on the additional disk:
Select "dos" in the selection menu for an MBR partition table. Then create a 50 GiB partition as the primary partition.
cfdisk and check that the partition has been created:
Format the partition (in our example as ext4):
Create a folder for the hard disk (in our example "lbstorage"):
Mount the partition in the folder:
mount /dev/vdb1 /lbstorage
Find the UUID of the partition:
/etc/fstab file and add the UUID:
Add the line at the end of the file (replace the UUID with the correct one):
UUID=your_uuid_here /lbstorage ext4 defaults 0 0
Save the file.
The additional disk is now ready for use and will automatically be mounted after a reboot.
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