Attaching a Volume

Attaching a DigitalOcean Block Storage Volume to a Droplet lets you mount the volume to make it accessible to the Droplet’s filesystem. Similarly, unattaching a volume from a Droplet lets you reattach it to another Droplet.

Attached volumes are Droplet-based resources. Unattached volumes are independent resources.

Create a new volume from the control panel, format it to create its filesystem, then attach and mount it to a Droplet to use it.
Detach a volume to remove it from its current Droplet, which lets you reattach it to a different Droplet.
Move volumes between Droplets in the same region, or use snapshots to move volumes to Droplets in different regions.