I've added another volume to my EC2 instance (mounted as /dev/xvdf), and I need to be able to place files on that volume and be able to retrieve them via the /var/www/ directory. How can I accomplish this? This is an Ubuntu instance, if that makes a difference.
The simplest scenario may be to configure a partition on that block device, then to create a filesystem on it and finally to attach or so-called mount it at some directory.
- create a primary partition number 1 (follow the help) -
sudo fdisk /dev/xvdf
- create an ext4 filesystem -
sudo mkfs.ext4 /dev/xvdf1
- create a mountpoint -
sudo mkdir /foo
- mount the filesystem -
sudo mount /dev/xvdf1 /foo
If you wish you can mount it under
/var/www directory as you asked. If you don't want to mount it there then configure another Apache2
DocumentRoot pointing there. with To make the step 4 persistent, append this line to
/dev/xvdf1 /foo auto defaults 0 0
Finally, just google such kind of tasks and I'm sure you will find more detailed documentation how to do it as this is one of the most basic administration tasks.