There may come a time where you will run out of storage space for your sites content, or simply need more space to hold your files. With the introduction of our Cloud VPS plans, you are able to Add external volumes to the VPS that will act as another drive with the VPS. This can be used to increase the disk space without upgrading your local disk space to the next level of resources.
Where To Manage The Volumes For Your VPS
Step One: From the Hostwinds Client area, navigate through to Cloud Control -> Cloud Portal. This will take you to a management page for your Cloud VPSs.
Step Two: On the list of your Active VPSs, select the one that you would like to manage the Volumes for.
Step Three: Select the Volumes tab above the VPS information.
This will show you the Active volumes that are attached to the VPS, as well as other Volumes that are able to be attached. If there are no volumes available, there will be nothing in this list.
How To Attach A Volume
Step One: From the Volumes page as detailed above, there will be a list of Available Volumes that can be attached. From the list, next to the Volume you would like to attach, select Actions -> Attach Volume
Step Two: After clicking on Attach Volume, there will be a dialog box that pops up to confirm the change. This is because it will Shutdown the instance while it attaches the Volume. Make sure that you have saved any open applications before doing this. Click Confirm when you are ready to proceed
Step Three: After the Confirm is selected, the process of Attaching the volume will start. This can take a few moments to complete. However once complete should display a success message at the top. You will also notice that the Volume will now be showing as attached
How To Detach An Attached Volume
Step One: From the page where you see the list of attached volumes, there will now be a New action under the Actions menu. Navigate to Actions -> Detach Volume for the volume that you would like to remove from the VPS
Step Two: After selecting Detach Volume, you will receive a confirmation dialog that pops up. Similar to attaching a Volume, the VPS will be rebooted while it detaches the volume. Click Confirm when you are ready to proceed
Step Three: After a few moments, the Volume should now be available again, and viewable from the list of Available Volumes.
How To Delete A Volume
Step One: As long as the Volume is not attached to a VPS, there will be the option available to Delete the volume. Select Actions -> Delete Volume next to the Volume that you would like to have deleted.
Step Two: There will be a confirmation dialog pop up to confirm this. As once the Volume is deleted the volume and any of its contents will be unable to be retrieved. Once you are ready, select Confirm.
Step Three: It may take a few moments depending on how large the Volume is, though once the Volume has been deleted, it should no longer appear in the list of Available volumes. (May require a refresh of the page to see)
- Cloud Server Overview – A great overview on the Cloud Server Products that are currently offered.
- Volume Management – How to create and manage Volumes from the Cloud Portal, unspecific to any VPS
If you should have any questions or would like assistance, do feel free to contact us through Live Chat or by submitting a ticket with our Technical Support team.