Quick Start

Last updated: 2019-09-26 17:41:07

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This document describes how to create an empty elastic cloud disk cbs-test in Beijing, connect to a CVM instance, create a file system and write a file named qcloud.txt in the system so as to help users have a basic understanding on Tencent Cloud's cloud disks. For more information on the definition of elastic cloud disk, please see [Cloud Disk Classification]. For more information on how to create a cloud disk with data, please see Create Cloud Disk from Snapshot.

Prerequisites

To use cloud disks according to this document, make sure that you have an available running CVM instance in the region and availability zone (Beijing Zone 1 in this example) where your cloud disks are created. For information on how to purchase and launch a CVM instance, please see Purchase and Launch CVM.

Purchasing Cloud Disks

In this example, an ordinary elastic cloud disk is purchased via the console. For more information on how to create a cloud disk, please see Create Cloud Disk.

(1) Log in to Cloud Block Storage Console and click + New to purchase.

(2). In the pop-up box, select North China (Beijing) -> Beijing Zone 1 -> Prepaid -> Cloud Block Storage -> 20 GB, set the purchase period to one month, and click OK.

(3) On the payment page, click Confirm Payment to complete the purchase. On the Cloud Disk List Page, you can view the purchased cloud disks. The elastic cloud disk you just purchased is unnamed by default and displayed as To Be Mounted. Click the Edit icon and name it "cbs-test".

Connecting to a CVM Instance

(1) Log in to Tencent Cloud Console.

(2) Go to CVM -> CBS tab.

(3) On the Cloud Disk List page, click More -> Mount to CVM button beside the new cloud disk.

(4) In the pop-up box, select the CVM to be mounted to (see Prerequisites), and click OK.

Formatting, Creating a File System and Writing a File

Connection to a Linux instance

(1) Execute the command fdisk -l to view the name of the disk device connected to the instance. Find the created 20 GB cloud disk, assuming its device name is /dev/vdb.

(2) Format the device (EXT4 file system is used in this example): Execute the command mkfs.ext4 /dev/vdb.

(3) Mount it to point /data and execute the following command:

mount /dev/vdb /data

(4) Enter the device, write a file named qcloud.txt, and execute the following command:

cd /data
vi qcloud.txt

Write something in the editing state, for example: "This is my first test". Press ESC to exit the editing state, and enter wq to save the change. Execute the command ls, and then you can see that the file has been written to the disk.

For more information on partitioning, formatting, and file system creation on Linux, please see Partitioning, Formatting, Mounting and File System Creation on Linux.

Connection to a Windows instance

(1). Go to (Start ->) CVM Management -> Storage/Computer Management -> Disk Management.

(2) Right-click on the created empty elastic cloud disk and select Online.

(3) Right-click on the disk and select New Simple Volume in the pop-up shortcut menu. Follow the instructions in the Wizard, and enter the size of the entire disk. Click Next to select the file system (When the disk is larger than 2 TB, make sure to select GPT partition). Format the partition, click Next, and click OK.

(4) The elastic cloud disk is being formatted. After the formatting is completed, it can be used.

(5) Create a file named qcloud.txt in the disk. Enter something, and click "Save". Now you have successfully written the file.

For more information on partitioning, formatting, online and file system creation on Windows, please see Partitioning, Formatting, Online and File System Creation on Windows.