Does adding a volume storage to a droplet extend the disk for my current running MongoDB?

Posted January 27, 2021 455 views
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I have a MongoDB running on my droplet and I need more storage. Does adding a volume extend the disk and I can just keep running the db or do I have to change where it saves the data?

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Hi there @glencocomaster,

In case that you upgrade the Droplet itself, it would extend the disk for the / partition.

However, if you add a block storage, you would need to mount it to a specific directory, and as you mentioned, you would have to change the data directory to match the path where you’ve mounted the block storage on.

Hope that this helps.