Moving your images directory/Adding Storage to the Images directory
If you need to add storage capacity to your images directory or you would like to replace your /images directory with a larger capacity array/hard drive here are the basic steps. We are going through the steps on Ubuntu, but they should be very similar on Fedora.
Prepping the new disk
- Determine the device node by running
sudo fdisk -l
- Locate the entry the matches your device you are adding for something like /dev/sdX where X is a letter.
- Make sure the device is formatted with ext3/4. Your should see a partion listed like this:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdX1 1 121601 976760001 83 Linux
- If you have a partition that isn't either ext3/4, you will need to delete them with the following commands. Note: This WILL make the data on the partition unreadable!
sudo fdisk /dev/sdX p
- Take note the number of partitions you need to delete and for each of them do:
d [parition number]
- When you are done removing the partitions type:
- At this point if you don't have any partitions on the disk we can create it with the following commands:
sudo fdisk /dev/sdX n 1 p 1 [enter] [enter] t 83 w
- Now we can format our partition with:
Please note the 1 at the end.
- Now we are going to get the UUID of the device using:
sudo blkid /dev/sdX1
record the UUID value
Moving images folder to new storage
- Move and recreate the image directory with:
sudo mv /images /images1 sudo mkdir /images
- Now we want to setup /etc/fstab to make sure the device gets mount during boot up.
sudo nano /etc/fstab
sudo gedit /etc/fstab
- Add the following line to the bottom
UUID=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX /images ext3 defaults 0 0
- Mount it with:
sudo mount -a
- Check that is mounted with:
- Copy your images back to your new directory
sudo cp -Rf /images1/* /images/
- Change permissions with:
suco chown -R fog /images sudo chmod -R 755 /images sudo chmod -R 777 /images/dev
If you want to just add capacity to your images directory, you could instead mount your new device as a subfolder of the /images directory. In this case your wouldn't need to move the original directory to /images1, and your fstab line would look like:
UUID=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX /images/newdisk ext3 defaults 0 0