(Last Updated On: August 12, 2018)
 For one reason or another, you may reach a point where you need additional storage for your Virtual Machine. Today, i will show show a simple way to Add an extra hard disk to Virtual Machine running on VirtualBox and create a mount point for it. We’ll also make the disk added auto-mount as the VM is booting up. I have a nice tutorial on How to get latest VirtualBox and Update it easily:

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You can also use this guide as reference when building Openstack Swift object storage service inside VirtualBox, for a Bare Metal server, with more than One Hard drive.
Follow steps below:
  1. Open VirtualBox GUI
  2. Click on VM name, VM that you want to add disk to.
  3. Go to its Settings
  4. Click on Storage
  5. Click on Controller: SATA controller
  1. Click on Adds Hard disk icon
  2. Click on Create a new disk
  1. Choose VDI ( You can choose any disk format you want to use)
  1. Select Dynamically allocate ( You can use fixed as well)
  1. Specify the name of the disk and size

  1. Click on create button at the bottom
Your disk should be added successfully under SATA controller, see below
Now that hard disk has been added successfully, let’s start VM and create a partition. Type lsblk command to confirm:
You’ll have to install tools needed to partition, Install this on Virtual Machine appliance.

Debian/Ubuntu systems

sudo apt-get install xfsprogs rsync


yum install xfsprogs rsync

Arch Linux

sudo pacman -S xfsprogs

From my lsblk, the disk added is at /dev/sdb. Format the /dev/sdb devices as XFS:

sudo mkfs.xfs /dev/sdb
Create the mount point directory structure:
sudo mkdir -p /srv/node/sdb
Edit the /etc/fstab file
sudo vim /etc/fstab
Add the following to it:
/dev/sdb /srv/node/sdb xfs noatime,nodiratime,nobarrier,logbufs=8 0 2

Mount the device:

sudo mount /srv/node/sdb

Run lsblk again, you should see /dev/sdb mounted. Tags:
How to add an extra Hard disk to VirtualBox and make it Mount on boot
Hard Disk /dev/sdb set a mount point
Openstack Swift Add hard drives; VirtualBox Lab Test.