How do I add an extra / additional hard drive?

The technical support team can add an extra SSD. For installing the drive, we need to shut down your server (downtime ~ 30 min).

If as requested we have added the drive to the server and restarted it. You can format the filesystem and add drive to your OS. In this case Ubuntu server.


NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is a specification for accessing drives through PCI Express; it is tailored to meet the needs of non-volatile memory. For example, the connection via PCIe Gen3 x4 (32 GBit/s) provides five times faster access speed and lower latency than the traditional SATA 3 (6GBit/s) interface. Due to the high degree of parallelism and low energy consumption, they allow users to meet current and future memory needs.

mkfs.ext4 -j -L backup /dev/nvme2n1

apt-get install nvme-cli

Getting information about hard drive

nvme list

nvme id-ctrl /dev/nvme2n1|egrep "sn |mn "

blkid /dev/nvme2n1

/dev/nvme2n1: LABEL="backup" UUID="378cdb81-98c8-44b7-95a2-22bd60a0707b" BLOCK_SIZE="4096" TYPE="ext4"

mount /dev/nvme2n1 /mnt/backup

vim /etc/fstab

# /dev/nvme2n1

UUID=378cdb81-98c8-44b7-95a2-22bd60a0707b /mnt/backup ext4 defaults 0 0