Jason Bosco

Full Stack Web Developer ; Generalist

Mount a New EBS Volume on an EC2 Instance

Attaching a new EBS volume to an instance does not automatically mount it. To mount the EBS volume: 

First format the EBS volume if needed:

mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdf


/dev/sdf /mountpoint ext3 noatime 0 0

to /etc/fstab and then do

mount /mountpoint

after creating the /mountpoint directory.