AWS EBS Volmes - Create and attach the EBS volume with mountingJune 27, 2019 , by Jinna
Create Volume from console
- Login to AWS console
- Goto menu Services -> Compute -> EC2 -> In Left Sidebar under Elastic Block Store -> click on Volume -> Create Volume
- Fill the following parameter
Attach a volume
- Select the created volume, right click and select the “attach volume” option.
Note: Volume and EC2 instance need to be in the same availability zone.
Mount to the folder
Now, login to your ec2 instance and list the available disks
The above command will list the disk you attached to your instance
Check if the volume has any data
sudo file -s /dev/xvdfor `sudo file -s /dev/nvme1n1’
If the above command output shows “/dev/xvdf: data”, it means your volume is empty.
Format the volume to ext4 filesystem
sudo mkfs -t ext4 /dev/xvdfor
sudo mkfs -t ext4 /dev/nvme1n1
Create a directory of your choice to mount our new ext4 volume. I am using the name “/var/avolume”
mkdir -p /var/avolume
Mount the volume to “/var/avolume” directory
mount /dev/nvme1n1 /var/avolume
cd into newvolume directory and check the disk space for confirming the volume mount.
cd /var/avolume df -h .
The above command would show the free space in the newvolume directory
To unmount the volume