Issues with storage on ElementaryOS

  • Hey guys!

    I’m new here and have been testing FOG for the past couple of days. I’m quite frustrated at the moment as I am trying to test deployment to a bunch of laptops however I cannot seem to get past this storage issue.

    My setup is as follows:

    ElementaryOS testing system (physical) with the following HDD split:

    [QUOTE]/dev/sdb8 50G 462M 50G 1% /

    udev 7,8G 4,0K 7,8G 1% /dev
    tmpfs 1,6G 988K 1,6G 1% /run
    none 5,0M 0 5,0M 0% /run/lock
    none 7,9G 41M 7,8G 1% /run/shm
    /dev/sdb6 2,0G 92M 2,0G 5% /boot
    /dev/sdb10 101G 8,8G 93G 9% /home
    /dev/sdb9 100G 2,9G 98G 3% /usr
    /dev/sdb7 33G 1,5G 32G 5% /var
    /dev/sda1 597G 211G 386G 36% /images
    // 2,7T 2,2T 495G 82% /media/web
    // 2,7T 2,2T 495G 82% /media/Movies
    // 2,7T 2,2T 495G 82% /media/Shows
    // 2,7T 2,2T 495G 82% /media/Music

    /dev/sda1 is my secondary drives where I store all my VMs and I would like to store my FOG images there. The disk has a single volume and is formatted in NTFS (I use this disk from Windows with VirtualBox quite a lot, I cannot change the FS).

    I need to capture a backup of one of the laptops, however none of my mountpoints on the Linux side of the drive have enough storage on their own to store this backup, it will be over 120GB when finished.

    I have tried several methods for using the storage on /dev/sda1 for FOG, as follows:

    []Symbolic link from /images to the old mountpoint I had for this disk
    ]With the old mountpoint for sda1, which mounted it under /media/VMs as a typical NTFS partition, with UID 1000 (my main user), then changing the path for the main storage node in FOG
    [*]The current setup, which mounts sda1 directly under /images
    None of the above methods worked. Furthermore, I don’t seem to find an alternative to saving the new path for any storage nodes without restarting my machine or re-installing FOG (which keeps all my current settings and DB data).
    I would like to know how I can point a storage node to this NTFS volume.
    Thanks in advance and please let me know if you require any further information.