Question

Where exactly a volume is attached at when we call godo.StorageActionsService's Attach API

If we want to attach a Volume to a Droplet programmatically, we can easily call the Attach method of godo.StorageActionsService API. My question is where on the node that volume is attached at. Since it would be attached as a device, I am assuming somewhere in /dev, but can someone please confirm the exact path for me.


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Hi there,

The naming convention is as follows:

/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-0DO_Volume_example

For more information you can check out the documentation here:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/volumes/details/naming-conventions/#devdiskby-id-format-for-digitalocean-volumes

Also as a side note, this action allows you to attach a volume to your Droplet. And once the volume has been attached, you need to mount it to the Droplet too so that you can make it accessible to that Droplet’s operating system.

Every time you attach a volume to a Droplet, including the first time, you need to mount it.

You can follow the steps here on how to mount your attached volume here:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/volumes/how-to/mount/

Hope that this helps.

Best,

Bobby

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