doctl compute volume

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The sub-commands of doctl compute volume manage your block storage volumes.

Block storage volumes provide expanded storage capacity for your Droplets, ranging in size from 1GiB to 16TiB.

Volumes function as raw block devices, meaning they appear to the operating system as locally attached storage which can be formatted using any filesystem supported by the OS. They can be moved between Droplets located in the same region as the volume.


Option Description
--help , -h Help for this command
Command Description
doctl compute Display commands that manage infrastructure
doctl compute volume create Create a block storage volume
doctl compute volume delete Delete a block storage volume
doctl compute volume get Retrieve an existing block storage volume
doctl compute volume list List block storage volumes by ID
doctl compute volume snapshot Create a block storage volume snapshot

Global Flags

Option Description
--access-token, -t API V2 access token
--api-url, -u Override default API endpoint
--config, -c Specify a custom config file
  • macOS: ${HOME}/Library/Application Support/doctl/config.yaml
  • Linux: ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/doctl/config.yaml
  • Windows: %APPDATA%\doctl\config.yaml
--context Specify a custom authentication context name
--interactive Enable interactive behavior. Defaults to true if the terminal supports it (default false)
Default: false
--output, -o Desired output format [text|json]
Default: text
--trace Show a log of network activity while performing a command
Default: false
--verbose, -v Enable verbose output
Default: false