The block storage volume is mounted but not working

as you can see that the block volume is mounted correctly:

Filesystem     Type      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
udev           devtmpfs  2.0G     0  2.0G   0% /dev
tmpfs          tmpfs     395M  656K  394M   1% /run
/dev/vda1      ext4       78G   67G   11G  87% /
tmpfs          tmpfs     2.0G     0  2.0G   0% /dev/shm
tmpfs          tmpfs     5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
tmpfs          tmpfs     2.0G     0  2.0G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/vda15     vfat      105M  6.7M   98M   7% /boot/efi
tmpfs          tmpfs     395M     0  395M   0% /run/user/0
/dev/sda       ext4       50G   53M   47G   1% /mnt/volume_fra1_01

in the base storage i have 11G, when my website is going above that 11G (auto temporary backups), my server is going down, the mount should take the storage when the base storage is full, but this not happening, once the left 11G is full, the server is down and i have to delete the files manually through FTP. Please advise, why the volume is not taking the storage when the base is full?

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Bobby Iliev
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March 2, 2022


As far as I can see from the screenshot you’ve mounted the block storage to the /mnt/volume_fra1_01 directory. This means that only files uploaded to that specific directory would be stored on the block storage, the rest will just be stored as normal on the root partition.

What you could do is change the directory where your backups are generated so that they don’t get stored on the / partition but instead on /mnt/volume_fra1_01.

Alternatively, you could unmount volume so that it is not mounted on /mnt/volume_fra1_01, but instead mount it to the exact directory where your backups are currently being auto-generated, eg. (/var/www/html/backups) so that the backups get generated directly on the block storage.

Hope that this helps!