Using Digital Ocean Storage for Docker-Volumes

Hello, is it possible to use Spaces(Object Storage) or Block Storage as a volume for docker hosted on a non digital-ocean server? I know it would be possible when I use a droplet + Block/Object - Storage, but is it possible to mount only the Storage to a Docker or Docker-Swarm without usage of DigitalOcean Droplets?

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It isn’t possible to mount block storage to a service outside of DO. Block storage is meant to be used inside of DigitalOcean, and it is pretty much the same with all providers. Even if you could mount externally it would add too much latency to make it efficient.

Similarly, you can use Object Storage as an exported FS but it wouldn’t be recommended because again the latency that you would encounter wouldn’t make it efficient.

If you want to mount block storage to docker inside of a DigitalOcean droplet here is a great write up on that: