Attaching a Volume to an Instance

Run these commands on your instance to start using a volume.

Replace <TARGET>with the volume target, e.g. vdb and <DIR_NAME> with the name of the directory you want to mount it to.

Format volume (only needed once, e.g, if it's a new volume):

mkfs.ext4 /dev/<TARGET>

Create directory:

mkdir /mnt/<DIR_NAME>

Mount volume:

mount /dev/<TARGET> /mnt/<DIR_NAME>

Recommended: add volume to fstab (this will automatically mount the volume on every system startup):

echo "/dev/<TARGET> /mnt/<DIR_NAME> ext4 defaults 0 0" >> /etc/fstab

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