DigitalOcean Volumes

DigitalOcean Block storage volumes are network-based block devices that provide additional data storage for Droplets.

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  • Tutorial

    How To Set Up a Ceph Cluster within Kubernetes Using Rook

    Rook is a storage orchestration tool that provides a cloud-native, open source solution for a diverse set of storage providers. Ceph is a highly scalable distributed-storage solution offering object, block, and file s...
    By Gabriel Tanner Kubernetes Block Storage DigitalOcean Volumes
  • Question

    Is that Possible to Increase my /Var without loosing my data in it With a Block Storage Volume

    I Would like to increase my /Var which contains my Web site data and Database data already in it. is that possible to increase my /var with a Block Storage Volume WITHOUT LOOSING THE DATA ALREADY IN IT. if so . Kindly...
    Accepted Answer: Hey Sandy! This is a bit complicated task! However, it is not impossible to accomplish it. I have managed to mount a block-storage volume to /var/ directory of my Droplet without apparent issues. However, with that be...
    1 By KILAAdmin DigitalOcean Volumes
  • Question

    Create Volume in detached state

    When creating a Digitalocean Volume, it is required to specify a droplet to attache the volume to. Is it possible to instead create a standalone Volume, and attach it to a droplet at a later stage?
    Accepted Answer: Hi, You can create detached volume with DO API. I tested it using both curl and Ruby. Let's focus on curl because it is usually installed by default on most of Linux distros. Prerequisites 1. You must have curl instal...
    1 By vortexmind DigitalOcean Volumes
  • Question

    Can I use volumes block storage on my droplet to serve large videos on my website

    I have a website whose main purpose is static content, but part of it is LARGE video files, can I mount a volume and somehow host the videos from that volume?
    Accepted Answer: While you can certainly setup your own webserver and serve media files from a Block Volume backed Droplet, I would not recommend that if you plan on making these video files public. If a video goes viral you're going ...
    4 By leandroprada DigitalOcean Volumes Block Storage Nginx
  • Question

    Can I move a volume snapshot to another region?

    Can I add a volume snapshot to another region or transfer it to another region? I know I can do it with droplet snapshots, but what about volume snapshots? And if it's not possible, can you add this feature?
    Accepted Answer: Hey @urirodberg, I just tested this and it does not seem to be possible as of the time being. A workaround that I would use in this case is to use a command like rsync for example, to transfer all of my files from an ...
    1 By urirodberg DigitalOcean Volumes
  • Question

    How do I add a new volume/disk to my droplet for WHM/cPanel to use as /home2/ & how can I downgrade/downsize

    Hi, Mount a volume for /home2/ in WHM/cPanel I created a volume ( and it provides me some details like you can see below: ``` Create a mount point for your volume: $ mkdir -p /mn...
    Accepted Answer: Hello, ryanClam Login to WHM –> Basic WebHost Manager® Setup –> set /home2 directory instead of /home By default all directories matching the "Home Directory Prefix" are checked for available disk space and the direc...
    1 By ryanClam DigitalOcean Volumes CentOS Networking
  • Question

    Deploying wordpress with a seperate volume for the Mediafolder

    Hi everyone, I am planning a project to go online in a few weeks/months. What the setup is going to look like: -Droplet with openlitespeed WordPress (25GB for installation folders) -Managed Mysql database -Managed Red...
    Accepted Answer: Hi there @Dylan192345, Indeed this sounds like a solid setup. To check if the folder is mounted correctly, you can use the df command: df -h This will show you your available disks and the mount path. To check if fo...
    1 By Dylan192345 WordPress DigitalOcean Volumes Deployment
  • Question

    Is it safe to expand the size of a volume while it's in use?

    I have a production web server and all critical data for it is on a separate volume, which I am looking to expand soon. It's showing me that I have the option to expand it without any warnings, but I just want to make...
    Accepted Answer: Hello, @lwschris If you need more storage space than your current volume provides, you can attach additional volumes to the same Droplet ( or expand the size o...
    1 By lwschris DigitalOcean Volumes CentOS Storage
  • Question

    How can I create good diagrams for my infrastructure architecture based on DigitalOcean products?

    I build interesting applications using best practices in infra architecture and would love to be able to write/blog about them. However, I lack the tools to be able to create good architecture diagrams for all the di...
    Accepted Answer: A great resource for creating architecture diagrams for infrastructure configurations based on DigitalOcean can be found here:
    1 By rsharma DigitalOcean Managed Kubernetes DigitalOcean Managed Load Balancers DigitalOcean Managed PostgreSQL Database DigitalOcean Managed MySQL Database DigitalOcean Spaces DigitalOcean Volumes
  • Question

    How to update DNS record for domain and sub domains in HostGator from Digital Ocean as my domain is hosted in HostGator

    I purchased domain from Godaddy, hosting package for the domain from Hostgator. All subdomians are running on DO. Now I need to update my DNS record in Hostgator. I need to know the steps to be followed to update the ...
    Accepted Answer: Hello, @swathiraomce You need to update the DNS records from where your active DNS zone. If you're using Hostgator's nameservers for your domain name, then you'll need to make the DNS change from their control panel....
    1 By swathiraomce DigitalOcean Volumes
  • Question

    Does the x TB transfer assigned to a droplet reset each month after payment?

    I'm new here and these are some questions I have. Does the x TB transfer assigned to a droplet reset each month after payment? And also, when creating a droplet there is an option to add a block of storage. Is the tra...
    Accepted Answer: Hello, @casadevlimited I will recommend you to check our official documentation for the billing of the DigitalOcean products. Your monthly transfer allowance depends on your monthly Droplet usage; for every hour a Dr...
    1 By casadevlimited DigitalOcean Accounts DigitalOcean Volumes
  • Question

    How to fix "DOBS Pod Owner" linter error in an existing kubernetes cluster

    I was hoping to upgrade my DigitalOcean kubernetes cluster, but have the following linting error: I followed a tutorial at...
    0 By jstockwin Kubernetes DigitalOcean Managed Kubernetes DigitalOcean Volumes
  • Question

    Boot from attached volume

    Is there any easy way to boot a droplet from an existing volume instead of a boot image? I'd like to be able to spin up a machine and tear it down again - and maintain all the installed packages without having to re-i...
    2 By kieranbingham DigitalOcean Volumes Ubuntu 20.04
  • Question

    Docker Compose Bind Mount or Volume with DO Volume says "Bind Mounts" are inferior to "Volumes". But volumes run on the host machine's disk, not the DO Volume. Changing the Docker "data root" could move all things Docker to the DO V...
    1 By digitalocean457 Docker DigitalOcean Volumes
  • Question

    How do I create a PVC from a Volume Snapshot to a Kubernetes cluster? It is tuck in "pending" state

    Hey there! Wondering if I could get some help with a k8s, PVCs, and volume backup restoration. Context Got an app in Cluster A with Postgres, which keeps data in a volume created via a PVC resource, and we're migratin...
    1 By careduz Kubernetes DigitalOcean Volumes Backups
  • Question

    Failed to create new system journal: No space left on device

    I cannot login to my droplet because I get the message: login: [37401823.055226] systemd-journal[27657] Failed to create new system journal: No space left on device login: [37438226.727688] systemd-journal[27657] Fail...
    1 By whitten DigitalOcean Volumes Container High Availability Docker Miscellaneous System Tools Storage
  • Question

    Does adding a volume storage to a droplet extend the disk for my current running MongoDB?

    I have a MongoDB running on my droplet and I need more storage. Does adding a volume extend the disk and I can just keep running the db or do I have to change where it saves the data?
    1 By glencocomaster DigitalOcean Volumes MongoDB
  • Question

    How to mount new volume in Kubernetes Pod

    I have a Velero backup going that produces volume snapshots of our production environment. Now I need to load and copy the data from one of these snapshots, in a test environment. Basically, I want to copy the state ...
    0 By tvedtorama Kubernetes DigitalOcean Volumes
  • Question

    Is it possible to create a volume snapshot via the API?

    I can list and delete volume snapshots via the API, but, I'm not seeing how to create a snapshot via the API. If not, what is the procedure for automatically creating volume snapshot?
    1 By mikeWhale DigitalOcean Volumes
  • Question

    Upload Images to DO Volume attached to Droplet

    I'm currently building a blog using a MEVN stack. My Kubernetes cluster runs on DO (otherwise I wouldn't be here). I've been trying to figure out how exactly to get my images into this volume I created and I have no i...
    1 By astronik Node.js DigitalOcean Managed Kubernetes DigitalOcean Volumes