Block storages provide additional storage space that you can use in conjunction with your cloud server. Each block of storage consists of an SSD, the size of which you can specify individually. If necessary, you can adjust the size of the block storage afterwards. Since block storages are treated as individual data storage media, they are suitable for storing files, databases or log files, for example. Please proceed as follows to create a block storage.

Prerequisite

You are already in the Cloud Panel and have clicked on Infrastructure > Block Storage.

  • Click Create.

  • Enter the desired name.

  • Use the slider or the (plus/minus) buttons to set the size of the storage block.

  • Select the cloud server to which you want to assign the block storage.

  • Select the desired data centre.

Please Note

Block storages must be set up separately for each data centre. For example, if you have set up a cloud server in a US data centre, you can only assign block storages to it that are also hosted in the same data centre.

  • Click Create.

The block storage will now be created. To use it, you must assign it to a cloud server. You will then need to adjust the disk configuration in your server's operating system.


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