doctl compute volume create

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doctl compute volume create <volume-name> [flags]




Use this command to create a block storage volume on your account.

You can use flags to specify the volume size, region, description, filesystem type, tags, and to create a volume from an existing volume snapshot.


Option Description
--desc Volume description
--format Columns for output in a comma-separated list. Possible values: ID, Name, Size, Region, Filesystem Type, Filesystem Label, DropletIDs, Tags.
--fs-label Volume filesystem label
--fs-type Volume filesystem type (ext4 or xfs)
--help , -h Help for this command
--no-header Return raw data with no headers
Default: false
--region Volume region; should not be specified with a snapshot
--size Volume size (required)
Default: 4TiB
--snapshot Volume snapshot; should not be specified with a region
--tag Tags to apply to the volume; comma separate or repeat --tag to add multiple tags at once
Command Description
doctl compute volume Display commands to manage block storage volumes

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
--http-retry-max Set maximum number of retries for requests that fail with a 429 or 500-level error
Default: 5
--http-retry-wait-max Set the minimum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 30
--http-retry-wait-min Set the maximum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 1
--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