Block Storage Volumes

Block storage volumes are network-based block devices that provide additional data storage for Droplets. You can move them between Droplets and resize them at any time. Learn more about volumes.


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API and CLI reference documentation for managing block storage volumes, including example requests and available parameters.
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Latest Updates

31 January 2021

  • Due to capacity limits in the region, we have disabled the creation of new resources in SFO2 for new customers. Existing customers with resources in SFO2 are unaffected and can still create and destroy resources in SFO2.

12 May 2020

26 August 2019

  • Volume limits for verified accounts have been raised from 10 volumes per account/500 GB of volume data per region to 100 volumes per account/16 TB per region. Unverified accounts are still limited to 10 volumes/500 GB. Learn more about account verification.

For more information, see all Block Storage Volumes release notes.