external USB drive & Opnefiler

Posted on 2009-12-16
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
Hi Experts,
I am using openfiler to emulate iscsi target, i am good using a local disk patrician, no issue but i am limited to 100GIG , went brought a external usb drive to expand the capacity to 1TB.

How can i attach the external usb drive in opnefiler? i am not an expert in linux but can do things here and there -:)

Thanks in advance.
Question by:Thushya
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    Expert Comment

    Ensure the USB drive has no partition or remove all partition
    Plugin the usb drive (wait a min for device to initialize)
    Login to Openfiler
    Click at volumes > Block Devices
    Look at the description, you should be able to see your device
    Click at the device mount point /dev/sdXX
    Scroll below, Create primary & logical partition from, just click "create" to accept the default
    Go to Volume Groups > Volume Group Management > Add PVs > tick your device
    That's it!

    Author Comment

    Hi Ryder,
    I do not see my usb drive, only my local patricians are listed.
    the only disk i see is my physical disk - /dev/sda with three patricians.

    LVL 24

    Accepted Solution

    can you paste the output of the following command after you plugin the disk

    1. tail -n 50 /var/log/messages

    2. fdisk -l

    Author Comment

    I find it now, when i just on / off the usb power, openfiler found it,

    Thank you for your help - really appreciate -:)

    Author Closing Comment

    great & quick.
    LVL 24

    Expert Comment

    Glad to help :)

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