Can I increase storage?

  • Posted July 30, 2012

I’m looking to use a low spec server but need additional storage. Is this currently an option or is it something coming soon?

Thanks kindly,



Unfortunately you’ll have to add me to the list of customers that must leave DO because of this.

+1, I love how easy is to instance servers but… Why couldnt I get more storage only? I mean… Do I really need to pay for extra power if I need only more storage?

I need this feature

+1 I would love to see this feature

Hi tfrletas In the link below you mentioned first quarter 2016. Just to clarify, is that the target for the beta of full product access? I am starting a new project and consider using DigitalOcean but the requirement of multiple disks per droplet will be a must have feature. So will the feature be available for production use in the next 3 to 6 months, and may I get an estimate of pricing for the production feature please?

This is in fact coming soon, and is in active development. You can follow the updates here:

DigitalOcean would indeed be the best Cloud service if it would have an option for storage expansion.

It doesn’t need to be SSD. Just give us an option to expand just storage.

hello digitalocean, any updates on storage increase side? Recently i joined DO and iam quite impressed with the speed i can deploy a web application. Currently iam in the testing mode. What puts me off is the fixed SSD storage. Is there any way we can increase the SSD storage without changing the server configuration. Features like this make u call a cloud hosting service? thanks

+1 this is a must have option not having this available within the next few months will definitely make me switch to AWS

Would love to see this feature.

I’d take a preconfigured droplet with a fixed, large amount of space if that makes it easy. Just another tier on your pricing plan.

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Hi Paul, <br> <br>Right now our different server sizes are tied directly to the storage options listed. <br> <br>We are actively discussing adding additional storage as part of our product roadmap and there are a few solutions that we are thinking of, varying from providing an API based storage solution similar to S3, to a more block level NFS mount solution, all the way to having specific high storage virtual servers that will include more storage than the standard virtual servers we have now. <br> <br>We’ll be making announcements as soon as we have decided on a path and when we are ready to release a product update in beta for our customers to test. <br> <br>Thanks

Hey All! We’re excited to announce that we’ve launched our SSD-based Block Storage service. Now you’re able to attach up to 16TB of storage to your Droplets.

Learn more here:

Jesus fuck it’s been 3 years and you’re still “working on it”? Brb spinning up some namecheap instances.

We are working on the storage question. <br> <br>There are a lot of things to take into account, whether its going to be block level or NFS or accessed via some sort of an API for storage/retrieval. <br> <br>While the API could potentially allow us the most flexibility in terms of backend architecture it also requires customers to switch away from a regular FS and instead integrate it directly into their applications and of course there’s always the consideration of security. Specifically, whether the content is public or whether there are restrictions that customers want to place on it. <br> <br>Please feel free to add your comments to our UserVoice and give us your specific use cases and the best way to integrate so we can take all of that into account during the planning stages: <br> <br>

Hello, all

If you want to resize your droplet you can all follow our docs here:

There are two resizing options for Droplets:

  • CPU and RAM only. This option lets you increase or decrease the amount of CPU and RAM available to a Droplet.

  • Disk, CPU, and RAM. This option increases the amount of CPU and RAM available to a Droplet and permanently increases the size of a Droplet’s disk.

Considerations Before Resizing

  • You cannot decrease the size of a Droplet’s disk. In other words, disk resizes are irreversible.

Data is not always sequentially written in memory, so reducing the available space would risk data loss and filesystem corruption. For more flexibility, you can use block storage volumes for additional data storage, which lets you detach or delete the volume if you no longer need the space.

  • Allow for about one minute of downtime per GB of used disk space, though the actual time necessary is typically shorter. You can check the disk storage on the filesystem with df / -h.

Estimated downtime depends on disk usage even for resizes that don’t change the amount of disk space. This is because the Droplet may move to a new hypervisor, which transfers disk data over the network.

  • We strongly recommend taking a snapshot of the Droplet before resizing.

Droplets may change hypervisors during a resize, and any changes to a filesystem can lead to data loss if something goes wrong. We strongly recommend backing up the Droplet’s data before resizing. If you use snapshots, you can delete the snapshot after confirming that the resize was successful.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex

I got this error:

Error creating Volume: POST 403 (request “b8173bc0-5b03-4fa7-88bc-4c7bd1b09812”) volume limit exceeded

I couldn’t find any limit mentioned for total volume count anywhere, but apparently there is a limit of 25, and I couldn’t see any form to increase this volume limit like droplet limit.

I’m writing here for making this information public. Is there any way to increase this limit? we’ll need at least 200 volumes in fra-1 region.

It’s been a long time coming but we are now in the final private beta testing stages with customers for our new block storage service. This will allow customers to create persistent and highly available storage devices that they can attach to droplets which also have snapshot and resize capabilities.

This will allow customers that either need to expand storage to their existing droplets, or have larger storage needs then our current plans allow to scale their infrastructure with us.

We have another month of testing to ensure that the product meetings production quality and then we will be able to move to GA and launching it in several datacenters.

Very excited to get this out door in the summer as well as many other exciting developments to come this year.

Thanks everyone!

+1 for this feature

Looking forward to this feature!

+1 I think I will leaving Digital ocean as well as its something I really need.