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Create and manage a Volume

To make any of the changes outlined here, you must log in to the Client Area.

A volume is a detachable block storage device, similar to a USB hard drive that you can attach to only one server.

Volumes are units of storage that attach to a server to increase its space. When creating the volume, you will want to select the size of the volume you make, give it a name, and select the location. You can also choose whether or not this should be from an existing Snapshot image.

Click the Storage dropdown and click the Volumes link.

Create Your Volume

Click the Create Volume button or click the Create button on the upper right side of the page, and then click the Volume Link.

Configure the pop-up prompt that appears and click the Add Volume button to create the volume.

Note that you will need to choose the size of the volume. Volume sizes can be created in 10GB increments, from 10GB to 500GB.

Keep in mind that you can't decrease the size of your volume once it has been created, but you can increase the size at your discretion.

You can change the name of the volume later at your discretion if you want. Once you've selected the size and chosen a name for your volume, click the Add Volume button.

Your volumes page will show the following information:

  • Name The name the user has assigned the volume.
  • Status: The present status of the Volume, Available, meaning that volume is available for use.
  • Server: The server the volume is attached to.
  • Device: The device the volume is attached to (i.e.,/dev/sdb, d: drive).
  • Size: The volume's disk size.
  • Created: The date and time you created the volume.

Increasing Volume Size

You can increase the size of your volume by pressing the Edit button to the right of the volume's size. A Size dropdown menu will provide you with the available options in 10GB increments. Once chosen, you'll be prompted with a confirmation message once the volume's size expands.

Written by Hostwinds  /  January 5, 2021

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