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

    What are the limitations of digital ocean apps?

    I'm trying to rewrite how my site works, but not sure how if I should use digital oceans new apps feature. Do the apps have storage? Does the storage get cleared when the code gets redeployed? Is there any way to acc...
    Accepted Answer: The filesystem for apps gets cleared with each deploy. Also, if an app is scaled to multiple instances, each instance has it's own filesystem. If the app needs files to persist between deploys, or be accessible to mul...
    1 By skeddtemp Building on DigitalOcean DigitalOcean DigitalOcean 1-Click Apps Marketplace Object Storage DigitalOcean Spaces DigitalOcean Volumes DigitalOcean App Platform
  • Question

    What to do when the SSD 25 GB is full and we cannot add even single file?

    I have a droplet with 25 GB SSD and Docker running on it. My droplet memory is 100% utilized and now I cannot write even one file. I have attached an external volume of 100GB and mounted it in the droplet. But now I ...
    Accepted Answer: Hello, @sagarsprone You can examine the disk space usage and delete any data which is not crucial to your application or website. What is the output of the following command: command df -h Also, I could suggest foll...
    2 By sagarsprone Docker Ubuntu DigitalOcean Volumes DigitalOcean Droplets
  • Question

    Resize Volume through SHH (Ubuntu) if the volume is over 80% it's size?

    Hi there! It's possible to resize a volume attached to a dropplet through SHH (Ubuntu) if the volume is over 80% it's capacity? Thanks!
    Accepted Answer: Hi there, Yes, it is possible to resize a volume via the DigitalOcean API: Another option is to use the doctl command-line tool: https://docs.digit...
    2 By ckarmy DigitalOcean Volumes Ubuntu 16.04
  • 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

    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

    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 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

    Multi-volume snapshot

    I need to create a raid 0 array with multiple volumes to improve the performance of my application, however, I am not sure if I can create snapshots of these volumes and that the data will not get corrupted when resto...
    1 By Reneseses DigitalOcean Volumes Backups
  • Question

    Should I use droplets, volumes or spaces?

    I currently have a web server, which does everything. I would like to split it among different services to lighten the load: main web server (db, html generation) CDN for js, css, images, downloads (some may need to b...
    2 By skeddtemp DigitalOcean Block Storage DigitalOcean Volumes DigitalOcean Spaces CDN Server Optimization Object Storage
  • Question

    External static provisioner for local persistent volumes in Kubernetes

    Hi, I am attempting to create a 3-node Elasticsearch cluster by following the instructions here ( The operator creates a cluster with persisten...
    1 By abhinavkulkarni Kubernetes DigitalOcean Volumes
  • Question

    Max Amount of Block Storage Volumes on a Digital Ocean Account

    There is a limit but no easy way to request an increase like there is for droplets. Can you please increase our volume limit and add a feature so that we can easily request it rather than having to post here or contac...
    1 By JustinZ DigitalOcean Volumes
  • Question

    Volume addition in my existing running droplet

    Hi, Can i add volume in my existing droplet without distrubing any of the exiting data or application already running in my droplet
    1 By iwsinfra DigitalOcean Volumes
  • Question

    Persistent database with docker-compose not working

    I am running a docker-compose project in a DigitalOcean Docker droplet. I also have a persistent volume. It has been mounted on /mnt/volume_fra1_01 In my docker-compose.yml, I defined the volume for the database: ``` ...
    1 By mehrlicht Docker DigitalOcean Volumes