Block Storage Permissions Issue

Posted October 8, 2016 4.4k views
Ubuntu 16.04Block Storage

I’ve set up a block storage volume (/mnt/media) and can access it via SSH and SFTP. However, I can not add files to the volume from my app as it’s owned by root; I receive a permission denied error.

How can I update the permission so that the site owner can store and view files in /mnt/media?

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I did this

sudo chown forge:forge /mnt/media

and, of course, it works. I just wanted to check if that is the right thing to do on a block storage volume.

  • When I tried this, I get…
    chown: invalid user: ‘forge:forge’

    Whenever I try to use my rails app to upload an image to the block storage, I get this error message:

    Errno::EACCES (Permission denied @ dirsmkdir - /mnt/volume-sgp1-01)

    I think it’s a similar situation as you have. However, I’m not sure why your solution isn’t working…