When creating a Digitalocean Volume, it is required to specify a droplet to attache the volume to. Is it possible to instead create a standalone Volume, and attach it to a droplet at a later stage?
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You can create detached volume with DO API. I tested it using both
Ruby. Let’s focus on
curlbecause it is usually installed by default on most of Linux distros. ####Prerequisites####
1. You must have
curlinstalled. To check if you have
curlinstalled run following command
If you have it installed, you will get the response like that:
If you do not have it installed, you can install it with your distro’s standard package manager. Two examples below:
2. You must have DO Personal Access Token set up. If you do not have it, go to API section in DO control panel and generate new token accordingly to the DO tutorial.
####Creating a detached volume####
I am using an example from DO’s API documentation. To create a detached volume, run the command below. But before you will do it, customize its parameters. The parameters are well described in previously mentioned DO’s API documentation, however, I am highlighting some of them: