Running out of storage space happens while working with Amazon EC2. There is two solutions allowing you not to recreate a new instance with more storage space. The first is to resize the EBS volume accordingly, and the second is to add a new EBS volume mounted on the instance. We’ll have a look on the latter in the case of an instance running Debian 6.0.
– In the Amazon Web Services administration panel, create a new EBS volume under the EC2 tab and attach it to your instance.
– Log into the instance withSSH and create a new partition on the new EBS volume using fdisk. Don’t forget to write.
– Create the ext3 filesystem on the partition using mkfs:
mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdg1 mkdir /mnt/EBS(numberofEBS)
– Mount the EBS volume:
mount /dev/sd(?)1 /mnt/EBS(numberofEBS)
– Edit /etc/fstab to automount the volume at startup.
You now have additional storage space ready to use.