Adding new disk on Amazon EC2 instance Centos/RHEL 6

Amazon VPS instances, by default only have a single disk for┬áthe whole filesystem of the server. Unless you chose to add an additional disk when you provision the server, adding disk space to your VPS can be tricky. Here’s a run down on how to add more storage to your server on amazon by mounting a new drive.

In this tutorial, I’ve mounted the new drive to /var/lib/mysql since I need to increase the disk space used by the database.┬áThis tutorial is still applicable even if you want to increase a different folder. The process will be the same.

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