Proxmox – How to automatically mount USB drive

I often have to deal with USBs in my test LAB, be it for software or VM restores. Manually mounting USBs to Proxmox. That is why I like to auto-mount drives to my Proxmox install.

This will be short and simple guide on the topic of enabling usb drives auto-mounting on Proxmox.

So, here is the list of my drives on Proxmox. The one in the red is SSD drive in external enclosure – not mounted by default.

In order to enable USB auto-mounting on Proxmox (I did this on 6.4.1 version) you need to do following.

Open shell on your Proxmox node you wish to install it on and type in following:

apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 2FAB19E7CCB7F415

echo "deb buster main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/iteas.list

apt update

apt install pve6-usb-automount

I wasn’t just able to run apt install pve6… without other commands, it just would not run on my system. So I ran above commands before executing pve6-usb-automount install – and then it all worked.

After that I rebooted my server.

After reboot, USB drive was mounted

That is it, from now on – your usb drives will be booted automatically on Proxmox.