Volume Resources

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.

Additional Tools for Block Storage Volumes

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.

Learn more in the API documentation on block storage volumes.

The DigitalOcean Command Line Client, doctl

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

Learn more in the doctl documentation on block storage volumes.

More Information

Platform-specific naming conventions for DigitalOcean volumes, including volume device files, automatic mount points, and systemd unit files.