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How to Mount Additional Disk in OVH Server?

To mount an additional disk in an OVH server, you’ll need to follow a series of steps that involve configuring the disk and updating the server’s configuration. Here’s a general guide to help you through the process:

  • Log in to your OVH control panel:
    • Open your web browser and go to the OVH website.
    • Log in to your account using your credentials.
  • Access the server management page:
    • Navigate to the “Dedicated Servers” or “Servers” section of your OVH control panel.
    • Select the server for which you want to mount the additional disk.
  • Order and provision the additional disk:
    • In the server management page, locate the “Additional Disks” or “Storage” section.
    • Check the available options for adding a disk to your server.
    • If needed, order and provision the additional disk from OVH.
  • Configure the additional disk:
    • Once the disk is provisioned, you may need to initialize and format it.
    • SSH into your server using a terminal or SSH client.
  • Identify the new disk:
    • Use the lsblk command to list all available disks and their partitions.
    • Identify the newly added disk based on its size or device name (e.g., /dev/sdb).
  • Partition and format the disk:
    • Use a tool like fdisk or parted to create a partition on the new disk.
    • Format the partition with a desired file system (e.g., ext4) using the appropriate command (e.g., mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb1).
  • Mount the disk:
    • Create a mount point directory for the new disk (e.g., /mnt/mydisk) using the mkdir command.
    • Mount the newly formatted partition to the mount point using the mount command (e.g., mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/mydisk).
  • Configure automatic mounting (optional):
    • If you want the disk to be automatically mounted on server startup, you’ll need to modify the /etc/fstab file.
    • Open the /etc/fstab file using a text editor.
    • Add an entry for the new disk in the following format: /dev/sdb1 /mnt/mydisk ext4 defaults 0 0.
    • Save the changes and exit the editor.
  • Verify the disk mount:
    • Use the df -h command to verify that the disk is mounted correctly and accessible.

That’s it! You have successfully mounted an additional disk in your OVH server. You can now use the mounted disk for your storage needs.

Please note that the exact steps and commands may vary depending on the specific OS and configuration of your OVH server.

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