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  1. Create a new Virtual Server with an additional drive or add a new drive after creation

    1. Add a new drive at VM creation

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    2. Provide the required values. Click Create


    3. The newly created drive is now listed


  2. Log in into the VM and execute the command below to find the additional drive:

    1. fdisk -l


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    2. Partition the disk using the command:

      1. fdisk /dev/vdb



      2. Use option ‘n’ to create the partition

      3. Use ‘w’ command to save

      4. Use the commands depicted in the screenshot below:

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      5. Press “Enter” to choose default values on sectors

  3. Execute the command below to check the mounted disk:

    1. lsblk



  4. Modify the file system to ext4 using the command:

    1. mkfs -t ext4 /dev/vdb1



  5. Rename var directory using the command:

    1. mv /var /var2


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  6. Create a new directory for var using the command:

    1. mkdir /var


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  7. Mount created partition with /var using the command:

    1. mount /dev/vdb1 /var



    2. Verification: Execute the command:

      1. df -h


  8. Move files from the backup directory to /var directory:

    1. mv /var2/* /var/



    2. Ignore the above error since temporary files cannot be removed

  9. Create a fstab entry to make this change permanent:

    1. Open the file /etc/fstab


    2. Add the entry below and save the file


      /dev1/vdb1 /var ext4 defaults 0 0



    3. Reboot the VM to verify the changes


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