Is there a way to mount multiple hard drives to a single mount point? In case the server is running out of space on a directory/mount point, let's say
/home and you decide to add an extra hard drive to the server, would it possible to scale the space on that particular mount point by adding extra storage devices?
It is technically possible to do this by using technologies such as LVM (Logical Volume Manager) and RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks). With LVM you can create logical volumes from the server's storage pool and instead of a partition, mount a logical volume to a mount point. Logical volumes can easily be resized; i.e., enlarged or shrunk, as needs require. If more space is needed, additional devices can be added to the logical volume at any time. Please visit this link for more information:
RAID also has similar capabilities. One of the main purposes of a RAID device is to create a filesystem which spans more than one disk. This allows us to create filesystems that are larger than any one drive. RAID devices are typically created by combining partitions from several disks together.
Please note that the configuration of these technologies usually requires expertise and is not entirely trivial/risk-free. Additionally, cPanel, LLC only supports the cPanel-provided software and does not provide general system-administration services. You may, therefore, wish to seek assistance from a qualified system administrator in case you require the configuration of these technologies. Please visit this link for more information on how to hire a system administrator: