How to install a new hard drive in a Linux server as a single web-accessible folder?
Posted on 2011-03-04
I have a Linux server running Centos 5.5 with a 320 GB ioSafe drive and a newly-installed 1.5TB drive. The server is set up as an HTTP and FTP server. I will be storing some very large files for archiving, but I want those archives to go strictly on the new 1.5TB drive and be accessible as its own directory from the HTTP root for web browsing.
Here's how I need it to work: the most recent files will be stored on the ioSafe drive in a web-accessible directory, say, myserver.com/files. This already happens, so there is nothing needed here. A script triggered every day will archive the recently acquired files. That archive needs to be saved to the new 1.5TB drive, accessible at myserver.com/archives.
I do not have the Centos GUI installed, but I do use Webmin. If your ideas and instructions can center around the CLI or Webmin, you'll have a much better chance of an accepted answer.
Bottom line: how do I install a new hard drive as a single, web-accessible folder?
For those of you who haven't figured it out yet, here's why: the ioSafe is a waterproof/fireproof hard drive. But it is not big enough for my needs. In the event of disaster, I can afford to loose the older archives but I need to retain the most recent data.