Guides - Block Storage Volumes

The Linode CLI is a wrapper around the Linode API that allows you to manage your Linode account from the command line. Virtually any task that can be done through the Linode Manager can be done through the CLI, making it an excellent tool for scripting.

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  1. List your current Volumes:

    linode-cli volumes list
  2. Create a new Volume, with the size specified in GB:

    linode-cli volumes create --label my-volume --size 100 --region us-east

    Specify a linode_id to create the Volume and automatically attach it to a specific Linode:

    linode-cli volumes create --label my-volume --size 100  --linode_id $linode_id
  3. Attach or detach the Volume from a Linode:

    linode-cli volumes attach $volume_id --linode_id $linode_id
    linode-cli volumes detach $volume_id
  4. Resize a Volume (size can only be increased):

    linode-cli volumes resize $volume_id --size 200
  5. Delete a Volume:

    linode-cli volumes delete $volume_id

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