Is my secondary drive setup correctly?


Well-Known Member
Jan 2, 2014
Montreal, Canada
cPanel Access Level
Website Owner
I ordered an identical secondary drive to be installed in my dedicated server through my hosting provider. They installed it, but I'm not sure if it was been setup and partitioned correctly. When I look through the server directory I see both a /home with my Cpanel accounts and then a /home2 which is blank with nothing on it. I assumed that was my new drive.

When I look up the system Status is shows two drive detected.

If you look at the Physical drive list. sda is the main drive, while sdb is the secondary drive. But down in the current disk usage list I'm only seeing the sda drive not my sdb drive?

Also if I go the rearrange accounts section and attempt to move my account to the other drive it tells me only one partition exists.

So did my hosting provider not partition my new drive? I just wanted to make sure before looking further.

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Well-Known Member
Sep 30, 2014
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Check if secondary disk is attached to the server by using fdisk -l command. IF it is showing secondary disk then check it is partitioned and mounted as /home2 or better fire "mount" command it will show all the partitions which is mounted. It will clear all the picture that secondary disk is partitioned and mounted or not.

If everything is Ok, then in WHM check Basic Cpanel and WHM settings there you can see Home Directory Prefix and Additional home directories option there you have to set /home2. If you want to create new accounts on secondary disk.


Staff member
Apr 11, 2011
Hello :)

I suggest consulting with your data center or a qualified system administrator if you want assistance with mounting an additional drive on your system. Otherwise, you should read up on fdisk and utilize it to add/mount the additional drive. The following URL is a good place to start:

Thank you.