Mount Disk Permanently on Linux
In case you want to permanently mount an (Amazon EBS for instance) volume on a machine.
List partitions and read out unmounted volume:
In this case,
sdb is the volume we want to mount.
Format the volume with a proper filesystem,
sudo mkfs.ext4 -m 0 -F -E lazy_itable_init=0,lazy_journal_init=0,discard /dev/sdb
Create the directory you want to mount to and mount:
sudo mkdir -p /mnt/disks/data sudo mount -o discard,defaults /dev/sdb /mnt/disks/data
Optionally set correct permissions:
sudo chmod a+w /mnt/disks/data
At this point, your mounted volume is ready to use.
In order to have the volume mounted each time we restart the system, setup automount in
First make a backup of the existing
sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.backup
Read out the UUID of the device.
sudo blkid /dev/sdb
sudo vim /etc/fstab
Add the following line to the file. Replace
#ID# with the UUID of the device.
UUID=#ID# /mnt/disks/data ext4 discard,defaults,nofail 0 2