With Amazon Web Services I set up a micro instance of Ubuntu linux, but it only comes with 8GB of space and that was not enough. So Ive created a 20GB EBS Volume and attached it to my EC2 instance but is not visible within my EC2 instance, even if I logout and ssh back in.

Is there some other step I have to do from the linux command line ?

  • You need to attach the new volume to your instance. You do that from your AWS console. – Matías Jun 24 '14 at 11:39
  • Ive already done that – Paul Taylor Jun 24 '14 at 11:49

Solved the problem I had to format the volume and then mount on my linux installation



to see name of device , in this case xdf, then

sudo mkfs -t ext4 /dev/xdf
sudo mkdir /mnt/data
sudo mount /dev/xdf /mnt/data
sudo chmod 777 /mnt/data

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