- Md Rathik
How to Mount EBS on EC2
Step 1: Let's check if the attached volume on ec2 by this
It will return like this output
NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT xvda 202:0 0 8G 0 disk -xvda1 202:1 0 8G 0 part / xvdf 202:80 0 10G 0 disk
Step 2: so now need to check the volume if there has any data.
sudo file -s /dev/xvdf
If the output looks like this “
/dev/xvdf: data“, its meaning your volume is empty.
Step 3: Now we need to format it with ex4
sudo mkfs -t ext4 /dev/xvdf Step 4: Create a directory where you want to mount and the mount command
sudo mkdir /yournewvolume
sudo mount /dev/xvdf /yournewvolume/`
Step 5: change the directory to yournewvolume by
df -h .
by entering df -h . will show you the volume space on that directory.
If once the ec2 instance stop/restart it will unmount again, so if need auto-mount when the ec2 restart, follow this command below.
Auto Mount EBS on EC2
Step 1: For security, please Back up the /etc/fstab file.
sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.bak
Step 2: open with nano or vim to this now
sudo nano /etc/fstab
Now add this line at the end.
/dev/xvdf /yournewvolume ext4 defaults,nofail 0 0
Step 3: Run this command below to check any errors found to not. if there is no error, that means its finally done.
sudo mount -a
Now you can reboot the instance and check.
How many EBS can attach to EC2?
The answer is 20. This the max number you are able to add.
If you face any issues or anything wrong please feel free to comment.
Banner image credit goes to Markus Spiske