Block Storage - Guides
Block Storage is a scalable, high-speed, and fault tolerant storage service used to add additional storage to a Linode Compute Instance.
NoteOur newer NVMe Block Storage solution is now available across most of our data centers. This new hardware dramatically increases the performance of Block Storage and is offered at no additional cost. Review the NVMe Block Storage Upgrade guide to learn more about this roll out.
These guides teach you what you need to know to get started:
Add a Block Storage Volume to a Linode: Create a new Block Storage Volume, attach it to your Linode, create a filesystem, and mount your Volume.
Attach an Existing Block Storage Volume to a Linode: Attach a Block Storage Volume that was previously created in the Cloud Manager or through the Linode API.
Configure and Mount a Block Storage Volume to a Linode: Configure a Block Storage Volume on a Linode by creating a file system and mounting the Volume.
Detach a Block Storage Volume from a Linode: Safely detach a Block Storage Volume from a Linode. A Volume should be detached before it is reattached to a different Linode.
Delete a Block Storage Volume: Delete a Block Storage Volume when you no longer need any of the data it stores.
Resize a Block Storage Volume: Increase the size of a Block Storage Volume after it has been created.
Transfer a Block Storage Volume to a Different Linode: Move a Block Storage Volume to a different Linode within the same data center.
Transfer Block Storage Data between Data Centers: Transfer a Block Storage Volume’s data to a Linode in a different data center.
These additional guides in our library explore targeted topics like management, Kubernetes, and using Block Storage with third party applications:
Managing Block Storage
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