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New hard drive installed by host, but not sure which drive to mount.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by vaughnt, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. vaughnt

    vaughnt Member

    Aug 2, 2007
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    I ran out of space on my backup drive and had my host replace it with a larger one. They did not mount the drive however, and the info I am seeing seems to conflict.

    When I go to "Format/Mount a new Hard Drive" in WHM, it shows the following:
    Found Disk: hdb [Partition, Format and Mount] ALL DATA WILL BE LOST
    Found Disk: hdc [Partition, Format and Mount] ALL DATA WILL BE LOST

    If I log in through shell however and run "fdisk /dev/hdb", it identifies my new 200GB disk. "fdisk /dev/hdc" results in "Unable to open /dev/hdc". Running "fdisk /dev/hda" identifies my root partition.

    So, my choices in "Format/Mount a new Hard Drive" don't match the disks I can identify using fdisk. Obviously I'm not about to just click on a [Partition Format and Mount] link without knowing which disk it refers to, since at this point I am without backup.

    Can anyone tell me how to get more info on the disks identified in "Format/Mount a new Hard Drive"?

    I should point out that the "Physical Disks" section under WHM's Server Info matches the output of Fdisk.
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