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I am testing AZURE with FreeBSD 10.3. FreeBSD is up and running, configured, can connect remotely to it, but it has limited storage. I would like to attach another disk / mount point in order to have ~1TB space available for pretty big SVN repo, however I cannot find the way to achieve that. In the resource groups I have storage account called svn1, and in that storage account I have 4 options: blobs, files, tables and queues.

From what I understand I should then use files, so I created shared file service called sharedfiles with quota set to 1TB.

Now if I click on connect I get:

> sudo mount -t cifs //svn1.file.core.windows.net/sharedfiles [mount point] -o vers=3.0,username=svn1,password=[storage account access key],dir_mode=0777,file_mode=0777

as the linux command to mount that resource.

My questions are

  1. How this command can be translated to FreeBSD?

I tried a few different ways based on mount_smbfs but non of them was successful.

  1. Is this the right way to mount extra volume(s) from AZURE in FreeBSD?
  2. I was thinking of starting PostgreSQL DB and ideally I would like to store its data on separate SSD volume / mount point. How to achieve that?

Thanks for your help

  • It looks like it has to be done in completely different way, i.e. I have to add disk in my VM configuration. After adding disk I found it in dmesg, partitioned it and prepared for normal use – norbi771 Nov 13 '16 at 13:37
  • yup. File storage is meant for SMB shares. Bear in mind that disks can be as up as 1TB and you can only add up to 2 disks per CPU, i.e 2 cores VM may have up to 4TB. – Bruno Faria Nov 13 '16 at 14:37
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Azure allows you to attach disk to an existing VM. See https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/classic/attach-disk. You can choose HDD or SSD. After that, you can use "mount /dev/da2 /mnt/data" to use that disk.

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