Guides - Transfer a Volume to a New Linode
Linode’s Block Storage service lets you increase your Linode’s storage capacity by attaching additional high-speed volumes. Volumes are managed independently of Linodes, so your data persists even if you delete your Linode.
Follow these steps to safely detach a Volume from a Linode and attach it to a different Linode in the same data center:
NoteVolumes cannot be attached to Linodes that are in a different data center. See the Transfer Block Storage Data between Data Centers how-to for help with migrating data on a Volume to a different data center.
Click the more options ellipsis to open the menu for the Volume you want to attach to a Linode and select Attach:
Since the Volume already has a filesystem on it, create a mountpoint for the new Linode, provided it hasn’t already been created:
Mount the new Volume, where FILE_SYSTEM_PATH is your Volume’s file system path:
mount FILE_SYSTEM_PATH /mnt/BlockStorage1
If you want to mount the new Volume automatically every time your Linode boots, you’ll want to add the following line to your /etc/fstab file:
FILE_SYSTEM_PATH /mnt/BlockStorage1 ext4 defaults 0 2
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