Block Storage Volumes Reference Documentation

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.

The DigitalOcean API

The DigitalOcean API lets you manage DigitalOcean resources programmatically using conventional HTTP requests. All the functionality available in the DigitalOcean Control Panel is also available through the API.

You can use the API to create, list, and delete volumes. You can also manage specific volumes, such as adding or removing them from a Droplet.

The DigitalOcean Command Line Client, doctl

doctl is a command-line interface for the DigitalOcean API and supports many of the same actions.

doctl supports managing block storage volumes from the command line. See the doctl documentation or use doctl compute volume --help for more information.