How to attach Block Storage on a Ubuntu 16.04 ISPConfig Server

Posted on
How to attach Block Storage to a ISPConfig Server on Digital Ocean

How to add more storage for a client in ISPConfig on a Digital Ocean Server

Here just a quick How To video to show you how you can attach additional SSD Storage a ISPConfig client.

This scenario is just great when a client has already hosted something on your server, and wants to have some extra storage for his hosting account. Another useful thing is, when you want to have separate disks, which you can expand just as you need, for www or for vmail in ISPConfig.

So the first thing you want to do, is to stop apache with:

service apache2 stop

then just run a quick check for your clients directory with:

ls -lah /var/www/clients/

Then you want to create a new directory in /tmp/ (or any other directory of your choice) with:

mkdir /tmp/client-x-back

and then, after you have checked everything, and all things are fine, you can copy your clients files over to the folder in tmp with:

rsync -av /var/www/clients/client1/ /tmp/client-x-back/

With:

ls -lah /tmp/client-x-back/

You can take a look at the files you have copied over.

Then open your droplet in Digital Ocean, click on Volume, and create one. And then you can attach the Block Storage with this single line:

sudo mount -o discard,defaults /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-0DO_Volume_client1 /var/www/clients/client1; echo /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-0DO_Volume_client1 /var/www/clients/client1 ext4 defaults,nofail,discard 0 0 | sudo tee -a /etc/fstab

Please make really sure you adjust this line to your needs. Afterwards, you can copy back your clients files with:

rsync -av /tmp/client-x-back/ /var/www/clients/client1/

Rund a:

service apache2 start

to start Apache again, and you are good to go.

Related Articles
This tutorial is mainly written to help enthusiasts in Kenya to setup their own web server with Digital Ocean and host a WordPress blog on Read more
Und im letzten Teil dieser Anleitung, wird Postfix und Dovecot als Mail Server aufgesetzt. Fail2Ban sichert hier gegen massenhafte Passwort eingaben, Let's Encrypt liefert das Read more
Dieser Teil der Anleitung beinhaltet die Installation des MariaDB Datenbank Servers. Auch hier wird ISPConfig mit Installiert.
Teil 4 der Anleitung umfasst die Installation des sekundären DNS Servers (NS2) auch hier wird das ganze Setup mit ISPConfig abgeschlossen.
In diesem Teil der Anleitung wird der NS1 installiert. Auch hier wird ISPConfig installiert und konfiguriert.
Leave a Comment / What do you think?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *