Rescan Linux disks to add new one

Adding a disk in to a vmware image is simple, you go through the vmware wizard and hey presto you have an extra disk, trying to get the guest to recognise it with out a reboot ?????


It prestty simple, I have found out.  This has nothing to so with me, I am not this clever but a simple command

echo "- - -" > /sys/class/scsi_host/host#/scan

host# can be found using

ls /sys/class/scsi_host

The full instructions can be found here


You can now mount the disk in the usual way, the instructions for this can be found in this blog.




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