I added a new disk using PVE (Proxmox) as a secondary IDE drive. Primary is 30GB. Running Ubuntu 14.04LTS (I know I should upgrade to 16, but I’m lazy)
Secondary drive is 400GB and I marked it NO Backup.
Adding a secondary HDD to linux is pretty easy.
List all of the drives
In my case it showed that /dev/sdb didn’t have a partition table. That fact, added to the other fact I know I was using sda already, made my choice pretty easy. Don’t take my word for it and actually fact-check against your own equipment!
Create partition on the drive
“N” for new, “P” for primary partition, “1” for partition number, “w” to write table to disk and exit. Most of these are the defaults anyway, so hitting “enter” a bunch of times works.
Create the filesystem
Enter a bunch of times
Display the UUID of the new partition/drive
Should get something back like /dev/sdb1: UUID=”98d83dk-e4c3-38cd89-3830c0909903″ TYPE=”ext4″
Add to FSTAB
*note* Adam will laugh at my use of NANO, but I’m a creature of habit.
Add the UUID to the bottom:
#/dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb ext4 defaults 0 0
UUID=98d83dk-e4c3-38cd89-3830c0909903 /mnt/sdb ext4 defaults 0 0
Make directory and Mount the drive