How to set up my spare disk

Access to Disk

If you created a VPS based on OS template as follows, your extra disk space is at /dev/vdb device.

  • CentOS 6

Please format, mount and use it. For example the following example is mouting your disk at /data directory after formatting it with EXT4.

$ mkfs.ext4 /dev/vdb
mke2fs 1.41.12 (17-May-2010)
/dev/vdb is entire device, not just one partition!
Proceed anyway? (y,n) y
Discarding device blocks: done
Filesystem label=
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
Stride=0 blocks, Stripe width=0 blocks
1310720 inodes, 5242880 blocks
262144 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
Maximum filesystem blocks=4294967296
160 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
8192 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
        32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736, 1605632, 2654208,

Writing inode tables: done
Creating journal (32768 blocks): done
Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done

This filesystem will be automatically checked every 36 mounts or
180 days, whichever comes first.  Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.

$ mkdir /data
$ mount /dev/vdb /data
$ df -h
Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1       7.8G  1.8G  5.6G  25% /
tmpfs           246M     0  246M   0% /dev/shm
/dev/vdb         20G   44M   19G   1% /data