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March 02, 2020

Format a new SSD/HD drive

# Create the partition
parted --align optimal <raw_device>
mklabel msdos
mkpart primary ext4 0% 100%

# Get the new partition device path

# Make the filesystem
mkfs.ext4 <new_partition_device_path>

# Test the partition
mkdir /tmp/partition-test
mount -t ext4 <new_partition_device_path> /tmp/partition-test

# Get the UUID

# Edit the /etc/fstab to mount partition during boot
UUID=<uuid>     /storage        ext4    defaults,discard        0       2
## OR, if using XFS
UUID=<uuid>     /storage       xfs     defaults        1       2