Installing aditional Hard Disk

Discussion in 'General' started by nenad, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. nenad

    nenad Member


    I am running ISPConfig 2.2.1 on FedoraCore4 system.

    Recently I bought one more hard disk, and I want to add it to my server.

    My question is:

    - how to partition and format that HD (do I have to use fedora core instalation disks utility for partition/formation) or there's another way.

    - how to make it recognized by ISPConfig - make it avaiable for hosting onto it (together with allready installed disk)
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    The linux commands are "cfdisk" or "fdisk" for partitioning and "mkfs" for formatting. Make sure you read the manpages before you use them. If you run these commands accidently on the first harddisk, you may erase your server!

    Thats a bit more complicated. Did you use LVM (Logical Volume Management) as you installed your server?
  3. nenad

    nenad Member

    No, I followed your recommedations for perfect fedora 4 install.

    What's better LVM or NoLVM ?

    BTW Is it safe that I upgrade to FedoraCore5 using yum ?
  4. nenad

    nenad Member

  5. nenad

    nenad Member


    I mounted it as:

    mkdir /second-disk
    mount -t ext3 /dev/hdb1 /second-disk

    And guess what?

    ISPConfig allready see it!?

    Is that ok? It seems it is not complicated, or I done something wrong?
  6. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Thats OK so far. What is the purpose of this Disk? Backup or do you want to put the website directories there?
  7. nenad

    nenad Member

    I want to put websites there.

    Or maybie I want to use it as backup.

    Oviouslly I want to experiment for a while :)
  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    This doesn't work because ISPConfig creates web sites in /home/www or /var/www or whatever you specified during the installation.

    Have a look here:
  9. nenad

    nenad Member

    What is better (recommended):

    - to use LVM or
    - NOT use LVM ?
  10. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    If you don't plan to add additional hard disks later on, it doesn't matter. But if you do, then you should use LVM.

Share This Page