adding separate hard drive to kvm?

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adding separate hard drive to kvm?

Postby pre12164 » March 22nd, 2015, 1:20 am

First i would like to say thanks for taking the time to look at this and sorry if it has been answered already but i cant seem to find it or dont understand it. What i have don or am trying to do is strictly use my SSD as a boot and main applications and store everything else, movies, songs, pics ect on a 4tb hard drive. For the life of me i cant seem to figure this out through kvm. Do i need to use NFS and attach that to KVM and then use SAMBA SHARES to connect to the kvm host with the NFS?

Thanks Lee

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Re: adding separate hard drive to kvm?

Postby pre12164 » March 23rd, 2015, 1:01 pm

i have made progress but still not certain im going in the right direction. I was able to use NFS on the server to mount the directory in the guest. However when i create a file i can see it on the host side but not in the guest.? In the guest i was able to use samba and get my windows machine to see the drive and folder that i had created on the host. The problem that the computers connecting can only see the folders and cant save to them. i am assuming its some sort of permision thing but it dont know if it is with the NFS on the host side or with samba on the guest side?

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Re: adding separate hard drive to kvm?

Postby carlo1775 » March 21st, 2016, 2:39 am

have you figured this out yet? i have the same problem

OS on an SSD

3 extra hard drives i plan to use for storage.

I created a VM on the host but am not sure on how to get the guest to see the host's 3 extra hard drives.

What did you end up doing?

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Re: adding separate hard drive to kvm?

Postby kaudley » September 7th, 2016, 2:10 am

Setup an NFS or CIFS server on the host, share out your storage directory - connect your guest to the share via samba or nfs client for your guest.

Server - install samba server and use webmin to create a fully writable share to everyone.

Client - connect to share via samba client if linux or network places if windows you should be able to write with no problems.

Only use NFS if using linux guests - though you'll probaby find it easier to just use samba/CIFS.


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