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Old 08-04-2006
Adding an additional harddrive in solaris 9

Hello,

I have a system which a new harddrive was installed for additional space. I now need to mount the drive and transfer data from /home to the new drive with a mount point named /home. How do I go about doing this? Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-04-2006
The first thing you need to do is make sure the system is seeing the new drive. On a sparc box you'd use the format command, if you're using Solaris x86 I'm not sure if format is there, you may have a different command.

The new disk will have a name something like c0t1d0. You use the format command to create a partition, I'd recommend making one big partition (probably c0t1d0s0) with all the space for a data disk like you're wanting - obviously you can choose to do it different if you prefer multiple partitions. In the format command you can choose your new disk, then the menus will give you the options you need to format the partition.

Once you have your partition made, do a reconfigure boot with reboot -- -r. Then you'll have a device entry like /dev/c0t1d0s0. Use the mkfs command to make a filesystem on it. After that you'd just mount it with the mount command, and add a line to /etc/vfstab so it is mounted on boot from now on. You probably just want to mount the new drive on /mnt by hand and copy your home directory stuff over first time, then set up /etc/vfstab to mount it on /home once you're done with they copying. You can't have both drives mounted on /home at the same time.

For details of the commands I'm talking about see the manpages for format, mkfs, and mount.

Good luck.
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Old 08-04-2006
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Originally Posted by rhfrommn
The first thing you need to do is make sure the system is seeing the new drive. On a sparc box you'd use the format command, if you're using Solaris x86 I'm not sure if format is there, you may have a different command.

The new disk will have a name something like c0t1d0. You use the format command to create a partition, I'd recommend making one big partition (probably c0t1d0s0) with all the space for a data disk like you're wanting - obviously you can choose to do it different if you prefer multiple partitions. In the format command you can choose your new disk, then the menus will give you the options you need to format the partition.

Once you have your partition made, do a reconfigure boot with reboot -- -r. Then you'll have a device entry like /dev/c0t1d0s0. Use the mkfs command to make a filesystem on it. After that you'd just mount it with the mount command, and add a line to /etc/vfstab so it is mounted on boot from now on. You probably just want to mount the new drive on /mnt by hand and copy your home directory stuff over first time, then set up /etc/vfstab to mount it on /home once you're done with they copying. You can't have both drives mounted on /home at the same time.

For details of the commands I'm talking about see the manpages for format, mkfs, and mount.

Good luck.

Thanks a lot, imgoing to give this a try. i'll report back the results.
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Old 08-07-2006
MySQL

Thanks rhfrommn!, Everything went perfect! Smilie
# 5  
Old 08-07-2006
Sweet! Glad to hear it all worked for you.
# 6  
Old 08-09-2006
never mind...figured it out.....

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