Extending droplet disk size with volumes

Hello guys,

DO droplets general plans are very good but are very low in terms of disk space. So I bought a plan with enough CPU and RAM but disk space is still very low even if I choose x2 SSD.

Is there a possibility to extend droplet disk size with volumes?

I understood that the volumes are like some external disks, but is there any possibility with their help to expand the space of the primary disk?

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August 20, 2023
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Heya @yoohtech,

Yes, you can achieve that. These volumes function like external drives, as you mentioned.

However, these volumes do not directly expand the primary disk of a droplet. Instead, they’re added as separate storage, and you can mount them to any directory of your choice on the droplet.

While the volume is not expanding the primary disk, it can be effectively used to offload data from the primary disk. For instance, if you’re running a database, you can move the database storage to this volume. Similarly, if you’re hosting media files or user uploads, they can reside on this volume.

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