I have an EC2 instance running mongo, with data stored on a separate EBS device. I decided to change EC2 instance type, and when I restarted I did not see the disk anymore, so I had to mount again. Don't know if this is due to instance downgrade, or if my mount simple does not survive the instance restart. I mounted the disk with this command:

mount /dev/xvdf /data -o noatime -o noadirtime
  • You have to add it in /etc/fstab in order to be automatically mounted after the restart. – dkokmadis Jul 10 at 8:51
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In order to preserve a mount point after a server reboot, you have to add it in /etc/fstab fstab

So you have to add the following line in /etc/fstab

/dev/xvdf /data ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 2

  • is there any command that, given a mount, ouput back the corresponding fstab entry? I want to ensure same parameters I used to mount command lien and I don't find an easy way to match – Felice Pollano Jul 10 at 12:58
  • You can check the mount options with the command mount | grep "/dev/xvdf" – dkokmadis Jul 10 at 13:01

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