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Additional disk installation

06-08-2016, 15:29
something is wrong here anyway. not even using half the current storage and it's apparently full on the ovh control panel

got the new drive mounted ("vdb") but it's only 50GB and probably should be empty, it looks like it only mimicked the stats from the main boot disk

04-08-2016, 02:52
right thanks, here it is updated. Still don't seem to be done correctly judging by not seeing the disk on df output. The disk is vdb by the way. I don't know what is being done wrong.

04-08-2016, 02:24
It's an additional disk - Linux won't use it unless you partition, format, and mount it; it will not extend your current filesystem.

04-08-2016, 02:03
yeah so the way it is now is fine then ? Server will continue as it was and use the extra space on the new disk. Or is there something wrong still ?
I restarted and went through the process again just to be sure and i have the same results shown in the images above.


03-08-2016, 20:45
Hi. Adding an additional disk to a VPS is the same as adding a new HDD to your PC: It's completely blank. The message "Disk /dev/vdb doesn't contain a valid partition table" means that vdb is absolutely empty, and you have to create a partition table on it in order to use it. The OVH tutorial you found explains how to initialize the disk by creating a single partition taking up all the space, which is probably what you want.

03-08-2016, 15:33
Hi, I had to order an additional disk and instantly set it up due to the server was about to max out.

Since there was so little time I was stuck with what ovh gave me instructions in french https://www.ovh.com/fr/g2181.Command...lisation_linux

After the installation in the OVH control panel Disk Space went up to what it should but the output in the terminal I would like someone to check out as I barely understand it.

Disk /dev/vdb doesn't contain a valid partition table. Those words worry me but the output of df shows both the disks in use I think.

If someone can just let me know if the disk is set up correctly or what I need to do to check properly.