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Mount external HD in ESM


I want to mount an external hard disk as a local device because I can not mount a remote NAS.
My ESM with software version is 9.5.2 V12
When I plug the HD to the usb port I can read in /var/log/message:
[81300.166269] usb 2-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 8 using ehci-pci
'fdisk -l' do not show the device.

Is it possible to mount external devices as local resources?

Thanks a lot.

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You can additional disk as VMDK.

Add it via Vsphere manager and there is an option in ESM properties to add the VMDK after it has been detected by the system. (requires a reboot and downtime)

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Thanks paul.k but my ESM is a physical box and I'm trying to conect via usb a external physical HD. I can not apply what you comment in your answer.

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Apologies I read it as 9.5.2 VM12 not V12

So you can't mount a USB as far as I am aware.

You can add additional NAS/SAN drives and archive your data out to them.

This way you will get the additional retention you require.

Good luck sorry I could not give you more info.

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No worries.

My problem is that I can not mount a NAS/SAN to move some report files.  It's a shame I can't mount any usb drive.

Thanks a lot.

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wait you're not looking to use it for anything Database related?

Are you looking to automate,

mount commands are available on this build.

you should be able to detect it in the /dev folder and mount it.

What it is make sure it's formatted to what ever this kernel can support.

it's possible it's formatted to NTFS and it's not supported.

you can than manually copy or script copying to it?

Let me know if you need help with that.

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Correct. We are not used it for database related.

Thanks for your idea. Finally I mounted the disk in NTFS as well in ext3.
We resolved the issue using "loadusbkey" that's mount the usb ext3 disk automatically in the system.
For the NTFS disk, we used mount command to mount it. Only in read-only.

Thanks a lot.

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