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How to set up a new droplet for extended storage only? (Block space n/a yet.)

I’m running out of disk space shortly and need to extend. Block Storage isn’t available in my region (SGP1) yet, I wish it were, and resizing the current droplet isn’t quite economically sensible when I don’t currently need the extra RAM, CPU etc.

I see I can set up private networking etc. between droplets in the same region. I’m hoping the community here would have tips for setting up a new droplet that’s used for storage only – basically emulating Block Storage until it becomes available – where the storage droplet is an extension of the “live” droplet’s filesystem as seamlessly as possible

In other details: The storage droplet would be hosting materials that are downloaded via websites on the main droplet. I could always point subdomains to the new droplet, but that’d mean a new basic stack of server software to maintain, which I’d rather avoid. Also I’d prefer to run scripts to check and analyze the files in one go, rather than in separate runs. Thanks very much! =^_^=


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I guess a NFS is a thing you’re looking for. How To Set Up an NFS Mount on Ubuntu 16.04 will explain you how to set it up. :)