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    how can I add more hard drives to my server?

    Guys
    I am just wondering if anybody can tell me how I can add more hard drives to my ubuntu server 12.04.2 lts and I have owncloud on it with 160 gig hard drive?

    this was the guide I was pointed to http://doc.owncloud.org/server/5.0/a...onfig_gui.html by owncloud forums and I just wanted to know how to mount hard drives to just add more storage?
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    Re: how can I add more hard drives to my server?

    Couldn't you just add the drives to the server, format them with your file system of choice (I like EXT4), create a place the mount them and then have them automount on boot via an entry in fstab?

    Your question is a bit vague on what you need help with other than adding more hard drives to owncloud.

    Basically:

    Install drive in server
    Format drive with mkfs (I use mkfs -t ext4)
    Create mountpoint with mkdir
    Add entry to fstab via UUID. Use blkid to get the UUID of the drives.
    Code:
    sudo blkid -c /dev/null
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    Re: how can I add more hard drives to my server?

    well I dont want to copy the settings from 160gig hard drive to new hard drive I am just looking to add more space.
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    Re: how can I add more hard drives to my server?

    Quote Originally Posted by kustomjs View Post
    well I dont want to copy the settings from 160gig hard drive to new hard drive I am just looking to add more space.
    If you add the drive to the server and mount it, then point owncloud to it, it looks like it'll just add that space to the pool. At least that's what it looks like according to the link in the OP.
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    Re: how can I add more hard drives to my server?

    That would depend on owncloud itself. Adding a drive and mounting is easy as long as you have a spare space and connection in the server.
    Would owncloud allow you add another seperate "drive/folder" for your storage? If so, then you would be good. If not, just copy the 160GB drive. With today's hard drives that wouldn't' take long.
    If you are worried about downtime. Use rsync for initial copying, then the next updated copy when you stop owncloud the copy would be very fast.
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    Re: how can I add more hard drives to my server?

    Again I dont want to copy 160gb hard drive to new one I am just looking to add more space.
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    Re: how can I add more hard drives to my server?

    Have you tried doing what the link suggests in your OP?
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    Re: how can I add more hard drives to my server?

    alright I added 2 more disk but I dont know how really just mount them for more space. Here is the picture:
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    Re: how can I add more hard drives to my server?

    You'd need to format the drives and then create a mountpoint for them (just make a folder somewhere on the file system) and mount the drives with the mount command.
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    Re: how can I add more hard drives to my server?

    Quote Originally Posted by kustomjs View Post
    Guys
    I am just wondering if anybody can tell me how I can add more hard drives to my ubuntu server 12.04.2 lts and I have owncloud on it with 160 gig hard drive?

    this was the guide I was pointed to http://doc.owncloud.org/server/5.0/a...onfig_gui.html by owncloud forums and I just wanted to know how to mount hard drives to just add more storage?
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    Again I dont want to copy 160gb hard drive to new one I am just looking to add more space.
    Owncloud manages multiple remote sites that hold your data such as:
    • FTP (or FTPS)
    • SFTP
    • SMB
    • WebDAV
    • Amazon S3
    • Dropbox
    • Google Drive
    • OpenStack Swift (dropbox or googledrive

    None of these require more local HDD space.

    The link you mentioned is very specific about this "...to mount external storage providers into ownCloud’s virtual file system". If Owncloud is running on your computer right now you can add these remote sites as it is.

    Do you also want to add local strorage capacity to your ubuntu server 12.04.2 lts machine? If so do you want this capacity in some specific file system area, like /home or /data? The 2 hard drives you have added can be combined into one partition and added to the OS operating system where ever you want.

    To summarize; you have 3 questions - 1. How do I add remotely administered file storage sites (locally managed by Owncloud) - 1. How do I add local partitions to my local file systems - 3. Should I combine the additional storage (sdb and sdc) and if so how do I do that?

    Tell us what you want, then we can give you more specific help.
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