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how to use vps as backup server

uxtvdluxtvdl Member
edited January 2019 in Help

ima complete noob

got one 512mb RAM slice and block storage 256gb from buyvm

installed ubuntu
logged in
checked for disks by fdisk -l
/dev/sda was showing 256gb
used winscp and backed up some files in it

after some hours

thought to back some more files
opened winscp /dev/sda no such file or directory

fdisk -l

Disk /dev/vda: 10 GiB, 10737418240 bytes, 20971520 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0xbecf8286

Device     Boot    Start      End  Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/vda1  *        2048 19920511 19918464  9.5G 83 Linux
/dev/vda2       19920512 20969087  1048576  512M 82 Linux swap / Solaris

I was like wtf where is /dev/sda

so out of curiosity just reattached the storage and attached it again to the node

logged in via putty

partprobe
fdisk -l
Disk /dev/vda: 10 GiB, 10737418240 bytes, 20971520 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0xbecf8286

Device     Boot    Start      End  Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/vda1  *        2048 19920511 19918464  9.5G 83 Linux
/dev/vda2       19920512 20969087  1048576  512M 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sda: 256 GiB, 274877906944 bytes, 536870912 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

but there is no /dev/sda shown in winscp and where are my files

note: these files are still with me on my local machine

can anybody help me how to use vps as backup server

pɹɐɔ ʇıpǝɹɔ ʎuɐ ʇnoɥʇıʍ sɹǝʌɹǝs pǝʇɐɔıpǝp ǝǝɹɟ ʇǝƃ : uɔɔʍ/ǝǝɹɟxʇǝƃ/ɯoɔ˙ıpǝpǝǝɹɟ//:sdʇʇɥ

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