Sorry for the very late reply. I had to set this project aside for a while, but recently I’ve been able to pick it back up.
I’m trying to mount a 3 TB USB drive on a Raspberry Pi. I was able to accomplish this based on the article you provided. I gave the containers the appropriate privileges and I was able to mount via my entrypoint script.
The process is somewhat laborious and prone to create a lot of issues, however. For example, when trying to run a container such as linuxserver/mariadb, I need to hook up persistent storage for the
/config directory before any execution of mariadb. I can’t mount the drive in the Dockerfile, as it would fail on the build server. Because
/config is already busy, I can’t mount or link anything there. I can get my mount script to run before other execution, but this is not as easy to do for each container as specifying a bind in the
Anyways, the information was very helpful. Thank you!
EDIT: After some thought, it would be really viable to use named volumes if I could choose where those volumes were stored. I’m creating a system to backup large uncompressed video files, so the SD card will not be sufficient storage space. Does balenaOS permit me to change the place that volumes are stored?