Guides - Transfer a Block Storage Volume to a Different Linode

Block Storage is a scalable, high-speed, and fault tolerant storage service used to add additional storage to a Linode Compute Instance.

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Follow these steps to move a Block Storage Volume to a different Linode Compute Instance within the same data center.

Volumes cannot be attached to Linodes that are in a different data center. See the Transfer Block Storage Data between Data Centers guide for help with migrating data on a Volume to a different data center.
  1. Detach the Volume from the original Linode. See Detach a Block Storage Volume from a Linode for instructions.

  2. Attach the Volume to the desired Linode within the same data center as the original Linode. See Attach a Block Storage Volume to a Linode for instructions.

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