Manage the block storage volumes in your IDrive® Compute account.
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IDrive® Compute Block Storage Volumes
You can update the storage capacity of your IDrive® Compute instances by attaching high-speed network-based block storage volumes. These devices are managed independently and you can effortlessly move them between instances by attaching and detaching them from the instances, without the need to reboot a running instance.
You can also resize volumes to a higher capacity, or delete volumes depending on your changing requirements. Volumes enable persistent data storage as the data stored in volume remains intact even when a corresponding instance is deleted. You will simply have to attach the volume to another instance for accessing the data.
Volume Access Authorisation
The data stored in a block storage volume can be accessed only by you or the users authorized by you. The data will be accessible only when it is attached to an instance. For additional security, you can create a file system in a disk encrypted with LUKS on your block storage volume.
Create a Block Storage Volume
IDrive® Compute gives you the flexibility to create and attach multiple storage volumes to store bulk data to an instance as per your business demands.
Follow these steps to create a block storage volume:
- Sign in to your IDrive® Compute account.
- Click the Volumes tab.
- Click Add Volume. A slider window will open.
- Select an instance to attach this volume.
- Choose a Region from the dropdown menu.
- Enter a Name for the volume.
- Enter the required size for the volume. Volume size can range from 1 GB to 1 TB.
- Click Create Volume.
Note: Volumes will be charged additionally at $0.10/GB/month.