How to Add a New Disk to an Existing Linux Server

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Lakshmi Dhandapani

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21 Responses

  1. Andrew says:

    Thanks — I was able to follow this guide and get my drive installed with no headaches at all!

    It might be useful to update with instructions to change the owner of the newly assigned drive. In Ubuntu 16.04, my freshly installed drive belonged to the user `root` and the group `root`. I just had to run `sudo chown : /dev/sda1` (in Ubuntu it seems both name and group are your login name) to get write access to the drive.

  2. Matthew Broadhead says:

    In your /etc/fstab consider using the UUID instead of the automatically assigned /dev/***.
    UUID can be found using blkid.

    e.g. fstab

    UUID=******-*******-******-******	/data	ext4	defaults     0   0
    
  3. Håkan Franzén says:

    Hi, before the command.

    # mount /dev/xvdc1 /data
    

    you should add: mkdir /data (if there is no /data)

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