[Azure] Temporary disk on a FreeBSD VM
The FreeBSD image on VM depot works great but lack an essential feature: the temporary disk of the virtual machine is not mounted!
How to mount disk once
The VM temporary drive is formatted in NTFS, so we need to install NTFS driver:
# pkg install fusefs-ntfs
Then load the driver:
# kldload fuse
And mount the drive:
# mkdir /mnt/vmtmpdrive # ntfs-3g /dev/ad1s1 /mnt/vmtmpdrive
Now we can check that the drive is mounted properly:
$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on /dev/gpt/rootfs 19G 4.7G 13G 26% / devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B 100% /dev /dev/fuse 135G 108M 135G 0% /mnt/vmtmpdrive
How to mount disk at each boot
Optionally, if you want to mount the temporary disk each time the machine start, you can create a service.
First you need to enable the NTFS driver at boot time.
/boot/loader.conf and add:
/etc/rc.d/vmtmpdrive and paste:
#!/bin/sh # # PROVIDE: vmtmpdrive # REQUIRE: waagent case $1 in *start) echo "Mounting VM temporary drive..." /usr/local/bin/ntfs-3g /dev/ad1s1 /mnt/vmtmpdrive ;; *stop) echo "Unmounting VM temporary drive..." umount /mnt/vmtmpdrive ;; esac
# chmod 755 /etc/rc.d/vmtmpdrive