I find that my 1tb drive is getting full really fast.I have 2 other drives on the system, 1tb and the other is 320gb. Can someone help with a possible program or system I can use to expand the system . Other than using CentOS and a raid set-up,I just want to see if will work and if it does then use it more often.
I’m not sure I fully understand your question.
I assume the other 2 drives have plenty of space left.
If so, you can edit fstab (sudo nano /etc/fstab) to connect a different drive or partition. It is difficult to explain it for your system, as I don’t know the partition names of the other drives.
But let’s assume your username is ken and the other 1TB drive is /dev/sdb with a large partition sdb1 and lets assume the filesystem for that partition is ext4. (You can use gparted to find out what the exact names are. Even a UUID, but I leave that out of this example.)
Create a folder Data in your home folder: mkdir /home/ken/Data
Then in /etc/fstab create a link on a new line:
/dev/sdb1 /home/ken/Data ext4 defaults,noatime,discard 0 2
I hope this will set you in the right direction. Again, it’s difficult to explain as there are a lot assumptions.
I ended up just reinstalling Salient using LVM with raid flagged.I only used the two 1Tb.,drives,so now they are as 1.My 320 Gb I’m still using as a files backup.But thanks for the reply.Arch wiki eventually revealed the answered I was looking for,but it took me a while to find it.Lots of cross referencing but I did figure it out.
Fstab is still a bit of work for me but At least I am trying to learn.Even if its the hard way.
One of the best programs for this is gnome-disks it can handle things like mount points, f stab entries ,encrypted passphrases , automatic mounting for encrypted and non encrypted drives as well as being able to resize your drives.
No problem, as long as you are happy with what you’re using. And we’ve all been there. I don’t know the ins and outs of fstab myself. I usually copy the part of my home directory and edit the parts that need editing. Maybe not the best practice, but it has always worked for me that way.
But I will encourage you to look into fstab, as it can be a valuable tool for mounting all kinds of partitions and network shares at boot time. But take your time to learn. Linux should be all about fun!
I never looked into that. Thanks for mentioning.
I would like to add that I have even used gnome-disks solely to transfer my home directory to a seperate drive all without touching the terminal as well as to manage the luks-keys for that particular drive. Its always one of the first programs I install on a new system.
I have fstab on my to learn list.That and chroot are two programs that seem to be used a lot to repair grub and seems to be a must learn thing.thanks for the reply.