Setting up your block storage is quick and easy. Here are the steps to follow in Linux such as Debian/Ubuntu
SSH into your server and use the command lsblk to check the name of the added block storage. It will typically be listed as /dev/vdb.
Install parted if not already installed, using apt install parted
Execute the following sequence of CLI commands
mkpart primary 0% 100%
mkfs.ext4 /dev/vdb1 <- This takes a while depending on the size of your storage. Be patient.
Create a folder where you want the new partition mounted using the command mkdir /mnt/hdd (can name it what you want).
Use the command mount /dev/vdb1 /mnt/hdd to mount the new partition.
run the following CLI command to automatically mount the partition at boot echo "/dev/vdb1 /mnt/hdd ext4 defaults 0 0" >> /etc/fstab
That's it! Enjoy your new persistent large storage space.
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