I am using a tiny PC which is a 8GB RAM, has a 128GB SSD and 500GB HDD build-in.
My Home-Assistant OS is installed inside the 128GB SSD. I wanted to extend or expand the 500GB HDD to the primary storage. I am not 100% sure, if I could expand the primary storage to have 128GB + 500GB or I need to mount the storage using mount command. Though I dont think HA-OS allows to edit the /etc/fstab file and hence the mounting process become like impossible.
I would really appreciate, if someone can share their experience and provide some sort of help.
Why do you need to expand a 128 GB for HA ? Store backups (you can maybe use samba in this case) ? Store security camera recordings using motionEye ? other purpose ?.. Normally 128 GB is way enough for home assistant to run even with a very big install… My install has nearly 900 entities, keeping full backups for about 8 weeks (and replicating on a NAS using SAMBA), keeping history of selected entities for 7 days and the size is around 45 GB.
Thanks for your response.
Sir I have been using Home Assistant along with Frigate. I have currently connected 4 cameras and continuous recording, due to which the 128GB SSD exhausted on the 6th day. As I am still trying to do capacity check, where in I will be increasing the number of cameras in coming days to understand how much storage space would I required to accommodate more cameras. So initially I though of using some backup system, though I think the issue will be during play back. I will not be able to see video which are not inside my drive. My current system has HDD capacity of 2TB which I surely want to expand. The only reason why I have used SSD is to get my Home-Assistant on a fast storage.
Sir do let me know, if there is anything different I should be doing.
Thank you for the explanation… I am not in the same configuration than yours, as I have camera’s with continuous recording but on my NAS. I tried to use HA to do that (using MotionEye), but it was consuming to much resources, so I decided to move the camera’s on my NAS.
Nevertheless, here is a link where you can find some idea’s and maybe solutions: