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

Posted January 27, 2021 258 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.
Regards,
Bobby