How to expand Nextcloud storage space with volumes?

Posted October 27, 2020 241 views
Block Storage

I am running Nextcloud 19.04 on a Ubuntu 20.04 Droplet. I have enabled the external storage app after adding a Volume, but I don’t see it. It should have been automatically configured and mounted, but it’s not showing up. Is there anything else I need to do?

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Hi there @dangilleran7,

In order to check if your volume has been mounted, you can SSH to your Droplet and run the following command:

  • df -h

If you do not see the new volume, you can manually mount it as described here:

Hope that this helps!

  • Hi @bobbyiliev I see the 100G volume, mounted as dev/sda, but my server doesn’t seem to be using it and reports disk space as full. Is there any reason that would be happening?

    Here is the full output of df -h if you’re curious

    $ df -h
    Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    udev            474M     0  474M   0% /dev
    tmpfs            99M   11M   88M  12% /run
    /dev/vda1        25G   25G     0 100% /
    tmpfs           491M     0  491M   0% /dev/shm
    tmpfs           5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
    tmpfs           491M     0  491M   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
    /dev/vda15      105M  3.9M  101M   4% /boot/efi
    /dev/loop0       56M   56M     0 100% /snap/core18/1885
    /dev/loop1       71M   71M     0 100% /snap/lxd/16922
    /dev/loop2       31M   31M     0 100% /snap/snapd/9607
    /dev/loop3       31M   31M     0 100% /snap/snapd/9721
    /dev/loop4      253M  253M     0 100% /snap/nextcloud/24018
    /dev/sda        100G   61M   95G   1% /mnt/volume_nyc1_01
    tmpfs            99M     0   99M   0% /run/user/1000
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