Add Volume to wordpress/content/uploads

Posted March 11, 2018 3.1k views
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I have a WordPress site, how can I expand the current storage? Because if I buy Volumes it will be like if I plugged in another HD to my computer, is it possible to expand the existing volume into purchased block storage so that I don’t have to move the WordPress content folder?

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It’s not possible to extend your existing filesystem with a Block Storage volume without modifying the filesystem. Is there any reason why you don’t want to move the content folder to the Volume? That’s the easiest and simplest way to do it. You can use a symlink so that you wouldn’t need to change any Wordpress settings or risk breaking plugins etc.

For example, if your Volume is mounted under /mnt/storage, you can move the content folder to it and then create a symlink that points to it:

sudo mv /path/to/wordpress/content /mnt/storage/
sudo ln -s /mnt/storage/content /path/to/wordpress/content
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