DO Ideas 2

extra diskspace?

I like what DO, but sometimesI need more diskspace than I need power and RAM. Are you guys currently looking at custom diskspace?

  • buffonomics
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  • Sep 11, 2018

    Admin Response

    Hi everyone, Good news! Today we are launching DigitalOcean's Block Storage! The wait is over, you can use it now on NYC1 and SFO2, more regions will come online soon. You can read more about it on our blog: https://www.digitalocean.com/company/blog/block-storage-more-space-to-scale/ Or visit the product page: https://www.digitalocean.com/features/storage/ We are marking this topic as done but we are still listening to you. Thanks a lot for all the support and feedback, we really appreciate it. --Rafael
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  • alex rada commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    took 4 years, but it's welcome!

  • Ben Yanke commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    How will existing volumes be handled? Will we be billed for them right away or notified before they go from beta billing to production billing?

  • Rafael Rosa commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Hello folks!

    I would like to make a quick update to address some of the questions posed so far.

    ## Launch details
    Price, dates and other details will be added to a new page at time of launch. I will post them here too when they are finalized. We can say that the launch will happen in the summer 2016, it's really close, we are super excited about it.

    ## Feature requests
    * Mount on multiple droplets
    This is a very common request, a lot of people participating on the beta mentioned that and we want to make it happen, but it will require a bit more research, we want to make sure it will work well.

    * Backup
    Block storage backup will be delivered by using snapshots, users will be able to snapshot a drive with the data they want to save and use it in the future to create new drives. In a way it will be similar to using Droplet snapshots, and we are working to make the experience of using them very simple and easy.

    ## Sizes
    You will be able to create block storage drives from 1GB up to 16TB, which should suffice for the needs of most projects. As people use it we will keep revising these sizes and we might end up increasing the limit in the future, that will depend on feedback from users.

    Please keep an eye on this thread for more news soon. We thank you for you patience and feedback, we are listening to you.

    Best regards
    Rafael

  • hupp commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Hello DO Team,

    My website is on the edge of explosion in terms of storage and if I don't get more space I'll be forced to move to AWS. Please suggest when can I have the option to expand storage.. Please.. It's very important !!

  • tgwaste commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    so excited for this!

  • JML commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Please, enable a feature that we can increase disk size only, or add a secondary volume, like EC2 AWS. There you can add an extra EBS volume whenever you need and mount it to your instance. Thanks.

  • Zowie commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    @DO an update would be great. Any indication as to how much longer it will take is really helpful!

  • Corey Ballou commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Some features that I think are important:

    (1) ability to mount on multiple droplets
    (2) backup support of block

    For a truly distributed app, the storage would have to be mounted by several load balanced or replicated instances of the app. Backups because, well, you need to backup everything as a business.

    I would like to beta test if possible. I manage ~40 droplets with you and have some future uses cases where I'd like to begin testing.

  • Nicholas Festa commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    I think we should be able to add Hard Drive space in incriments of 1TB, and also upgrade bandwidth at the same time.

  • Digital D commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Update please?!?! Need this badly. It's the second quarter so an update would be helpful. Neeeeeeeeeed this so bad. Thanks.

  • Oli commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Hi DO, do you have an update on this storage product? What are the price range, sizes and importantly, release date?

  • Đức Phạm commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    hello , what's up for disk space

  • alex novik commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Need extra disk space for backups

  • Michaël commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Do you have more information about the "extra disk space", notably regarding:

    - Price.
    - Format: Is it closer to EBS (Elastic Block Storage), or S3?

  • Morthawt commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Any idea on the cost and what kind of packages you may have when it goes final?

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    I love this idea, 'cause I'm looking for a "warehouse" server. I'd hate to have my production servers on Digital Ocean, then have to go to GoDaddy or something for a storage server (then have to deal with extra network latency). I hope we can get them in the same datacenters for quicker networking.

  • Houmam commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    +3 I agree

  • Eric commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    This is great news Tim!

  • John Minnihan commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Hey Tim -

    An update here that included even a vague ETA wld be helpful. As it stands, this thread is now 3+ years old and there's no indication from DO when this capability will be available.

    As you can assess from reading these comments, direct email (including my own) + assorted posts across the net, this is probably the #1 most-requested new feature from DO's customers.

    I'm at a point now - today - where I have to abandon additional dependency on DO, as I simply don't need or want big CPU systems. I need ala carte disk that can be attached to commodity servers.

    DO doesn't offer that, but AWS does.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    We need this feature for large media resources storage.

  • Warren Staples commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Agree this would a great feature addition.

  • Tim Frietas commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Jeff Ferguson: We are definitely working hard on it. It takes somewhat longer than three months to build a service that will work at scale for all of our customers with outstanding reliability both now and in the future. We are moving fast but we are also focused on getting it right and setting ourselves up for a future where we can more easily add additional features as needed.

    You are correct about the counterintuitive price increase per-GB when upgrading droplets, and our solution will directly address that gap.

    I hope this helps. We are in the testing phase, and although we cannot advertise timelines, know that we are balancing speed-to-market with reliability so we never lose your data. If you would like to join the private beta when it launches, simply email me at tfrietas@digitalocean.com and I will add you to the invite list.

    Thanks!

    --Tim

  • Jeff Ferguson commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Well, here we are four months later and nothing from DO about this.

    I would THINK that DO would rather allocate more storage than me using SSHFS on a pile of $5 droplets. Price per GB on $5 droplet is $0.25 while it's $1.00 for the 80GB droplet.

    Sure it's not as fast and will probably start bogging them down but quite frankly, that's not my problem if DO cannot make this work.

  • Arkar WINN MINN HTWE commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    I would say more about "extra disk partition" (rather than extra space) which would give us millions of options in terms of setups. So many things simply require another partition.

    PLEASE D.O.

  • Adam Wilson commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    It would be great to hear progress on this one? I've probably got about 25-30 customers who need dedicated servers each month and the only thing stopping me from recommending DO is the storage.

  • Salvatore commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    +3. I've had to shutdown an app in the past due to low disk space and high price.
    It was an interesting project, but after a month or two the database was getting "too big" for what digitalocean offers at a reasonable price (it was a pet project, 40$ month and growing, way too much).
    I would love to start a server again and continue with the project. I don't need more CPU and RAM, just disk :D

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    I need more storage with our app.
    can not use DO with this price. just want increase storage not other

  • Arkar WINN MINN HTWE commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    +3 for this. MOST IMPORTANT FEATURE besides the "Reserved IP" requests.

    Not really the "extra diskspace" but actually for:
    "EXTRA DISK VOLUME ATTACHMENT" (Another Partitions)

    We need additional DISK PARTITION so that a lot of important things can be done in our Business.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Come on! we have been waiting for a long time!

  • Luka commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Tim Frietas : "I can’t yet promise what types of storage are coming and I can’t promise when, but I can tell you it will not be years before you see results!" - 3 years have already passed...

  • Francisco Ventura commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    SSDs are great for performance, but in my case I need to store a several GB of reporting data on some tables, and using an SSD for that is a big overkill.

    It would be awesome if we could have normal HDD for storage space, backups, reports, etc, annexed to the droplet.

  • Francisco Ventura commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    I'd like to add that having cheap storage (HDD instead of SSD) would also be great. For storing large database tables that are accessed only once in a while, for reporting, for backups, etc.

  • Lewis Cowles commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Hi Tim,

    I Pay for DreamObjects for S3-compatible storage. As far as I understand it's CEPH with RADOS to provide S3, having a range of storage options including cloud-storage as well as HDD space would be really cool; maybe you could invent something that makes me drop the need for S3 altogether, more money for you, but I don't want you to rush and compromise on quality.

  • Adrian commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    it doesn't need to be ssd, can you guys add an option for additional storage?

  • Bob Darky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    instead of upgrading to get a larger space guys could run 2 servers at less cost and shift data between them
    and/or
    run ramdrive and put os in the ram to free more disk space

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    i need more storage on my droplet and this option is not available and it causes serious troubles on my server every few days i have all the websites on my server down and getting an error of ERROR ESTABLISHING DATABASE CONNECTION. all i need is adding more storage sapce and not adding more GB to the RAM and DIGITAL OCEAN is obligating to buy the 160$ program for that when i am good with 8GB ram and just need more storage thats it, it should be a 15-20$ issue max i really hope a solution comes in matter of days if not i will have to move :(

  • Mario commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Bump... Do we have an ETA on when this will be available?

  • Jeff Ferguson commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    I'm to the point of moving away from DO due to storage space requirements. My last upgrade was SOLELY for the fact of needing more space. I've already had to move my daily backups away from DO due to storage space.

    We're not asking for a complicated service like S3 or Glacier but simply a larger disk partition.

  • Ram commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    I Completely moved from Digital Ocean to Linode before 6 Months for this Disk space Requirement. But, this update from Tim make me happy to look back to Digital Ocean! If this happens, I am sure i will move back to DO.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Like many other users, I don't need more CPU or RAM, just a little extra disk space. I hope you can implement this soon.

  • Ihor Vorotnov commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Now that's some awesome news. Looking forward to see it live :)

  • Ed Swindelles commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Glad this is finally getting some support!

    Remember, ZFS is your friend.

  • Lewis Jenkins commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Today is the THREE YEAR anniversary of the original feature request for extra diskspace (September 02, 2012).

    Hey, Moisey Uretsky - any chance you can post a quick update for us?

  • Roman commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    I fully agree. I need more space to store images/pdf documents and etc.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Its so unfortunate that this seems to have just been sitting here... Its looking like I'm going to have to move a few accounts away from DO due to this issue.

  • Luka commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    I am starting to remind about this on every new thing DO does and publish on twitter.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    We are having to move away from DO due to lack of good storage system which would allow us to backup, mount in the nodes

  • Vadim commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Speaking personally, dedicated data drives would be awesome (cloud object storage is way more complicated thing than DO's ideology of things - at least I don't want to pay for space, traffic, etc.).
    Want some 100 GB of space? Easy, just reserve your $10 "space" droplet and, if you also want to, you can connect it to your existing compute droplet without any hassle - that's a dream.

  • David Reagan commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    This is something Linode and (I think) AWS has had for years now. I thought it was such an obvious basic feature that I didn't even check to see if DO had it. Needless to say, I am pretty disappointed.

    If you do implement this, I'd suggest beating the competition's prices by charging way less than $1/GB.

    At everyone else, if you look at how much extra disk space costs on Linode, making a permanent resize on DO is sometimes cheaper, sometimes only a bit more expensive.

  • Eric Schwarzenbach commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    It's been several years...still no disk space option? Ever hear the expression "the perfect is the enemy of the good?" Just do something simple to staunch the bleeding. Just a way to let us allocate a chunk of disk, and then mount it with a command line command. Here's the use case you should start with: just ANY fricken way to add disk space.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    +1 I run Elasticsearch clusters and some are of lower priority / do not execute many queries - but need lots of space, like a whole year of Marvel or ELK (Elasticsearch Logstash Kibana) data. May be looked at rarely, but needs to be stored.

  • Luiz Gustavo Aleagi Nunes commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    +1!

    This is a very important feature!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Is Sad, know that DO not provide a way for add aditional storages without buy CPU and RAM, or create a new droplet. :/

  • Laurie Brown commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    I'm scoping out DO right now for internal and client requirements. We definitely need to be able to have more storage than memory/CPU. I can't see why we need to pay for loads of CPUs and RAM just to get the extra storage. For now, I'll just have to use AWS's S3 service, but it's a real kludge...

  • Borys Borysenko commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    ping

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Guys AWS did it. And it look very sexy. Better you make both Object Storage and Elastic Storage :))))))

  • Curtis commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Dynamic storage would be a huge plus. I don't want to increase memory just because I need more space!

  • Michael McAuliffe commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    I'm a long time customer and have been waiting for this. It's critical to my infrastructure. If this isn't implemented soon, I will be moving away from DO permanently. I'm sad to say that, I'm a huge DO fan, but after 3 years of waiting (and lost revenue as a result) I can't wait any longer.

  • Ryan Lelek commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Bump

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Any news on this?

  • Chuck commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    We're still waiting for this feature... :(

  • Johner commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    just wondering why this request is taking so long?

  • Johner commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    please add this option asap

  • Chuck commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    I would totally close all my AWS instances if you add this feature.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    We love DO, but we don't think the web should wait this long for a feature which is on top of every other feature and the staff remain silent on their plans about it. I believe that we customers deserve to hear something about it, be it positive or negative, but keeping the status "GATHERING FEEDBACK" forever serves no purpose.

  • Kevin Stallard commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Being able to add disk space would really hit the spot 4 CPUs, 8 GB Ram and a variable sized HDD is what we'd like to have.

  • Charles Offenbacher commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Hi Digital Ocean,

    Love the service but this is a pretty common requirement - our disk space requirements aren't proportional to our RAM / CPU requirements. At least a few flexible options would be great!

  • Zakatell Kanda commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Hello, any update on this? I can't move some of our servers because of large disk requirements.

  • RickB commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Actually I think it would be a good idea to add this. The speed of the server may drop a little, but you can store more stuff fore the same price. Hope this will be introduced soon :)

  • André Jacques commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    I really would like "object storage" to be linked to web app clusters. I would see this as a mount somewhere that will hold all the user data, but 2 droplets with my web app running in a cluster configuration. I can see a real advantage coupled with Docker.

  • Arif Widianto commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Vote for this! need more wide disk space.

  • we commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    just vote after read comments. Why I waste my time.
    hahahahaha

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Almost three years and no decision on this? What's the point of opening up a vote if you're never going to take any action?

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Is digitalocean considering a partnership with a company that purely does cloud data storage? I was wondering if this extra storage can be faster provided through this partner (even if it is not something that DigitalOcean wants to do itself or focus on)

  • Thomas Frantz commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    I agree with others. I do wish you provided space-focused servers as well as the current ones. Then I could get two, one for the space to host the larger files, and one for the site to be super fast on. Both operating similar as far as letting us pick the OS, add keys, etc. Make the space one have a non-SSD option to reduce cost.

    Love the service so far though!

  • Matt McLeod commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    There needn't be additional storage options hosted alongside the droplet on the same physical host, but something like Amazon's Elastic Block Devices would do the trick very nicely.

  • Steve commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Digital Ocean does seem really like a nice system. Testing on a live site is going well so far! But the limited storage options (SSD or SATA) could eventually be a limiting factor. For basic file serving one does not need 2 more CPU's. So going from the $40 plan to the $80 plan only gets you 20GB of storage because you 2 CPU's are added. So it is this type of scenario where some folks may come up against a wall of sorts.

  • Frank commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    As cool as DO ist the SSD Space thing is a real problem for me in the future. I am really happy with the performance but would need more SSD Space as I have lots of Fotos and Videos on my Site.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    It's been 3 years - I ended up moving 200 servers to Google Cloud Compute and am extremely happy with the storage options and prices.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    waited, but nothing seems to be happening. Had to transfer data to S3.

  • Robert commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    I would love the ability to pay $5 a month for a non SSD harddrive I can mount to my boxes or an option to not have an SSD in exchange for a lot more space.

  • Brian Hurley commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    While I would love to see DO increase their storage space and be more competitive, I use a small droplet myself which give me the quick spin up times and good CPU. Then I push my images and videos to AWS S3 and then use cloud front to share then with a CDN. I pay $10 for DO and $6/mo for S3 for $120GB of files.

  • Chris Saenz commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Very interested in this! I host a photo heavy website which has ever-expanding storage needs. The actual CPU and memory overhead is low and will remain so due to CDNs etc. But storage is an increasing problem.

  • Markus AO commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    It does seem like a drag if I have to spin up and configure an additional server just to get more disk space, if I really don't need the extra CPU and RAM. With a $5/mo server you get 4GB/$1. With $10 you get 3GB/$1. With $20 you get 2GB/$1 etc. So getting the best bang for the buck for storage/download space without getting into object storage setups means booting up a bunch of the cheapest servers. Wouldn't it be pretty simple and painless to just offer that extra disk space? I seem to recall having had this option even with bucket hosts a decade back... You could also provide non-SSD storage boxes if SSD cost is an issue.

  • Adrian Rudnik commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Would love to this or at least the option to rent additional SAN/NAS storage that can be accessed by the droplets with decent performance.

  • Clemens commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    @panos

    Minimal cpu and ram, will not be the best solution. A addition to the current droplet will not a bigger impact as you proposal.

  • panos commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    A "flexible storage" droplet with minimal cpu and ram resources, mountable on the main droplet would be nice, any website that serves media content eventually runs out of space.

  • Gemme commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Definitely need the option to add more disk space

  • Clemens commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    @Moisey

    We still wait for a piece of information... after your request to split the topic into tow different threads nothing happens for us. We don't see how strong you work on it or not! Please don't frustrate us so much. :(
    Somebody can't wait for this feature.

    hope you can make us happy agin

  • Chux Hizon commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Adding disk space is crucial to me. Please add this feature so I do not have to move to other hosting sites.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Guys are you going to do anything or not? Please don't say its on your Roadmap , Gathering Feedback and all... You guys don't have too much of time i think saying all these useless(anymore) reasons anymore.Gathering Feedback for how long ahh? Please be pretty frank with us. What are you guys gonna do? And you're seriously loosing a lot of customers because of this. I don't want to spin a $160 instance just for storage.

  • Peter commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    I'm planning to move my instances from do to another/any cloud hosting, which offers extra space (not even ssd). Almost 3 years, and no progression on this important feature...

  • andrew wulf commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    All I want to do is store replicated images. I'd be happy with non-SSD as long as it's bigger.

  • anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    you can get 1gb mem, 1tb disk, 3 core vps at serverhub for $10/month.

    http://www.serverhub.com/vps/ssd-cached/

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    This was asked for almost 2.5 years ago, it's got the most votes of any suggestion, and people are openly posting on your forums about going to competitors. After all that, DO has basically been silent on the issue. I'm moving my personal server to vultr. I'm also recommending that my company use vultr when we deploy our VPS. If you can't give your customers what they want, you don't deserve them.

  • Bruce commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    I will be moving elsewhere if DO does not offer additional storage!

  • buffonomics commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Also @Josh, Please don't expect anyone to give you 160GB+ SSD at the kind of cheap rate you might be expecting from DO in this current decade.

    There is a point where expectations become unreasonable.
    For now SATA would be more than sufficient for Warehousing storage etc.

  • buffonomics commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    @Josh,

    At least you then have SOME way to sensibly scale your infrastructure by sharding to many 320GB droplets for $15 (or 160GB for $5....vs $160 at DO). You can't really expect to scale vertically to all the Diskspace you'll need for if you're considering block.

    I think if DO implements even this, I would consider staying with them.

  • Josh Gunderson commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    Right.

    And while Vultr is /an/ alternative, the only way you can get more storage for similar price as the smaller DO Droplets is to spin up one of their Storage-level SATA VPSs, but then you don't get those awesome SSD boot/spin-up times we love from DO, and you're stuck with only the New York/New Jersey datacenter, wherever that is. Still can't add storage, which is the same as here.

  • Woosuk Suh commented
    September 11, 2018 19:49

    I'm not trying to be skeptical, but I'm rather surprised that this issue would take this long time to be resolved or even to be discussed! DO is one of the most compelling VPS solutions to me up until now, but now I'm thinking of looking for alternatives for mere storage...

    ...or maybe DO is not a good start point from the beginning if one needs more storage than DO provides :(

  • Luka commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Well why not... Id DO can drag this for 3 yeas its only fair to lose customers..

  • Clemens commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    really? ref links? ... I think this the wrong place for this...

  • buffonomics commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    @Anonymous Lol no, but do be a BRO and use my referral link to start up there :P
    http://www.vultr.com/?ref=6814926.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Anyone know how to migrate a DO droplet to Vultr?

  • buffonomics commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    @Moisey, have a look at Vultr and see how they do it if you have no reference. (You both use KVM, even if it's a different kind SATA sbranch entirely)
    It's unfortunate, but my business has been going to them, because of this. I trully wanted to like DO, but it seems your actions/inactions have made your company something that any sane CTO that understands the concept of growth won't even consider using for their product infrastructure....except maybe for toy projects that don't bring in any money.

  • Denis Golubovskiy commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    We ask for this option on Sep 2, 2012 now January 21, 2015.
    And nothing changed.

    DO have some plans for this feature?

  • James Wong commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I couldn't have said it any better @buffonomics @Moisey.

    Don't care about object storage. It has taken 2 years to gather feedback. Just give us something raw to mount.

  • buffonomics commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    @Moisey, I think you guys are beating around the bush at this point. To be very honest, 99% of the people with votes here only care about raw storage, not object storage. Otherwise, we would simply use S3. We want to be able to store and manage our own data whichever way we want it.

    Please do not start yet another pointless minor project for DO when the core key issue is yet to be fixed. You guys have no idea just how much business you have lost over the past couple years due to all this stubbornness.

  • Kevin Meek commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I vote for attachable disk storage for larger MYSQL databases -- doesn't even need to be SSD but that option would be nice.

  • rustx commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I would much prefer having blocks storage to extend droplet filesystem, and manage larger droplets with data partitions.

    The solution to provide 10Gb, 20Gb extra volumes or more sounds perfect to manage production data growing on a DO's droplets.

    This solution may allow us to attach/detach/resize a disk on a droplet from the control panel according to the data volume that would be available on a user account :imho, it really sounds greater compared to a S3 object storage solution, even if there is a way to do some s3fs like tools..

    I really hope that kind of feature will be coming soon to move al my data and VMs at DO

    Thanks !

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I just want raw storage ability.

  • Merlijn Sebrechts commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I just want more space for owncloud. Whatever would be best/cheapest for that...

  • Francisco Reyes commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    An object storage system like S3 solves a completely different type of problem.
    My votes stay on this one.

  • Woosuk Suh commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    S3 sounds somewhat *big* to me. I just want to get some extra disk space from DO which could be added/removed from control panel as easy as creating droplet

  • Francisco commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    i am looking for extra diskspace too, i dont mind if the disk is not ssd, i just need diskspace.... [2]

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    i am looking for extra diskspace too, i dont mind if the disk is not ssd, i just need diskspace....

  • Clemens commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    @DO

    Thanks for that feedback, it will be great to hear this.

  • Paul Ryan commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I currently use DO for a company of mine but can't host my clients on DO because of single DB size requirements. Would love to have this feature (would put you ahead of another competitor that starts with L in my mind).

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I would love extra file storage. Currently use my droplet as a mailserver but would be handy to use it to backup files etc on an owncloud system.
    Say in blocks of 10 or 20GB?

  • Stefan Perdal commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Block storage yes

  • Mickey commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I would like extra file storage space. The ideal situation is something I can attach to the server, a shared volume(with sharing options possibly). Magnetic and ssd options. I can then push files on or off of it, and I would like it to be accessible to all my servers. Object storage does kind of do this, however, I don't necessarily want it over having "extra diskspace" It could be as simple as attaching an extra set of disks to each cluster of nodes and having an instance control all the sharing stuff.

  • Jonathan Vargas commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Block storage is what's being requested and priorized for customers, I guess. Object storage could be a plus in the service catalog, but I don't need it at all.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Disk space for sure. Amazon web services (and many others) provide "object storage" so that's covered.

    What we don't have an option for is diskspace and we cant use external services for that.

  • Morthawt commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Can you explain the difference between the two? All I know is I have 20GB disk space and it would be nice to have more. As for "diskspace" vs "object storage" I have no idea what the difference is.

  • Keavon Chambers commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Preferably even the ability to have hard drive storage at a cheaper price for storing and retrieving media files.

  • Morthawt commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Okay, it has been over 2 years... How long is this going to be "planned" for?

  • Clemens commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I currently experimenting ceph-fs to connect free disk space from multiple node to one Network Storage.

    All my Static Files I push to CDN-Storage (in my case cdn77).

    benefit:
    - No duplicate content (local hosts and CDN)
    - Data Sharing between the local hosts
    - redundancy and decentralized

    Currently I only use this experimenting, I don't can promise that this works fine on production.

    regards

  • Adam Robertson commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    DreamHost and Amazon both offer really cheap scalable storage (you pay for what you use), that can be mounted as a directory in DigitalOcean.

    Here is how I have done this, but there are other ways as well:
    https://firefli.de/tutorials/s3fs-and-dreamobjects.html

    Works great, and is only a few dollars a month for my needs. I like having my data backed up to a seperate location...if DO suddenly had some major technical glitch, I would still have access to my data backed up to DreamHost storage.

    I do not work for amazon or Dreamhost...I just like their cloud-storage.

  • Mitchell Pash commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I'm excited to see this feature! Especially since I'm close to my storage limit ;)

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    hello digitalocean,
    any updates on storage increase side?
    Recently i joined DO and iam quite impressed with the speed i can deploy a web application.
    Currently iam in the testing mode.
    What puts me off is the fixed SSD storage.
    Is there any way we can increase the SSD storage without changing the server configuration.
    Features like this make u call a cloud hosting service?
    thanks

  • buffonomics commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Digital Ocean doesn't care about us in this matter.
    You all have to make whatever decision that is right for you and your business.
    I seriously advice you to have a look at this service that came about as a response to DO's neglect of this feature for several years. http://www.vultr.com/?ref=6814926.

    Go to the pricing page and thank me later :)

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +7 !!!

  • Clemens commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Yes we all still wait release this feature.

  • ZeeshanArif commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Absolutely!, its been 2 years since the comment, please do something guys.

  • Mus commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    We need need this feautre

  • buffonomics commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    From one of the tweets I just saw, it seems Digital Ocean does not consider this important.
    Hate to do this, but I'm leaving for these guys: http://www.vultr.com/?ref=6814926

  • Clemens commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +3

    In our case we would not order GB but TB up to PB.

    Currently we can not migrate to your service, but stay at our current provider is not longer a option.

  • Steven Sokulski commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    That should've been 40 GB of storage. D'oh.

  • Steven Sokulski commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I'd appreciate this as well. Something as simple as a "high disk space" droplet that has, say, the ram and CPU of a $5 droplet with 4 GB of storage would fit my needs perfectly.

  • Rain commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    DO will going to fail because of this , I am thinking on moving on too because my disk space usage is 94% now . I dont need CPU/RAM, I just need somespace.

  • Biji commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    ping..... my mail server storage usage is 86% :(

  • Emsy commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    The fact that there's no official response on the top Uservoice entry after 2 years shows how much they care about Uservoice.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    i agree!

  • Federico commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    It would be really useful because usually file server don't need as many resources as an application server.

  • Luka commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Here is some feedback.... They have other stuff to do....
    https://twitter.com/lupetalo84/status/507913072020041728

  • Caio Begotti (caio1982) commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    It's been more than an year since the last time DO officially discussed this, so is it going to really happen or what?

  • Luciano Serra commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    This is a must have feature... still waiting, 2 years already

  • Sean commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Would love additional spinning media-based storage. I *really* want to use a DO owncloud server, but without additional storage, I'm either limited to a small amount of storage (20GB) that's really only useful for the most critical of files or attaching a different service, like Amazon Web Service's S3, for mass storage. I *want* to pay you! Please provide an update on this suggestion.

  • Francisco commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    please... respond to us

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Please add this,

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Like seriously, It's been 2 years. Please respond..

  • Ioannis Lazaridis commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    This has been planned since 2012. Any progress ?!

  • Ahmed Hassan commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    We are running a media web and we need storage as well, currently we are on Amazon, they do provide custom storage and stuff. I was going to move our data to DO and then I found that I can't add additional storage.
    Until you guys have that feature, I am not moving our data over here. If you guys are planning to add this, please give us a timetable, then we'll get ready to move after that.

  • Kevin Meek commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I'd like to move our website and database to DO -- but need 750GB db.

    If it is possible to do it with mounted volume that would be ok.

    Please add this as an optionos

  • Paolo Giannone commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    we really need this feature DigitalOcean!!!

  • Maurice van Uden commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Do you expect to implement this feature? And if yes, is there any timetable available? This would make the Digital Ocean offer much more complete!

  • Ashraf commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I really like DigitalOcean but your problem guys is that you don't give us the possibility to have more diskspace without upgrading our power and RAM

    so Yes For sure We NEED this option!!!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I would be very content with attachable virtual volumes as provided by AWS EC2. Happy to pay separately, and simply be told what the virtual device is so that I can mount it. It does not need to be on SSD - a RAID array transparent to me would be enough.

    I would need 1TB volumes, though. But happy to pay slightly more than Amazon charges for the same.

  • Micheal commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Mor space!

  • Ben Squire commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    S3 style storage would be perfect...

  • Morthawt commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I really with this would be implemented already. Other providers offer more space. Sure DO has a better over all quality of service but space is important.

  • Phillip Taylor commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I'd put all ten votes here if I could. This look like it's been planned for 2 years. Can anyone official comment on how long down the roadmap it is please? Should I use what disk space I have and hope you have a solution by the time I run out, or should I connect my droplet to Amazon S3 instead?

  • Rob Donovan commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    This is the ONLY reason why I havent signed up to DO.

    Sorry, I cannot host my server here with a limit on the size of disk space, and no ability to increase it :(

    And to be honest, the lack of response from DO support here is also worrying.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    me too please

  • Jeremy Massel commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1 - DO WANT

  • Bruce commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I need additional storage as well. Non SSD additional storage would be fine. Lack of additional storage will eventually cause me to move my servers away from DigitalOcean.

    If I could get terabytes of storage I would start moving my six large 8 core servers to DigitalOcean.

  • Dimitry Pow commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Please DO, implement this - not enough disk space it's the sole reason why I still have servers outside of DO and quite often cannot recommend DO to my clients.
    Too bad I can't vote with all my 10 votes available.

  • James commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    DO please step up to the plate. This feels a lot like how telco's offered "Unlimited WAP data usage" because they knew you couldn't really cause problems using a WAP service. It feels like DO offering 1 TB bandwidth IO is only a thing because the chances of anyone using a serious chunk of a TB is mitigated by constraining their hard drive space. Looking at the Application images DO offer it's surprising that they don't offer OwnCloud isn't it? No! No one can really afford to seriously use OwnCloud on DO and they probably don'y want you to.

  • Jamie Sefton commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    This needs to be get put into action soon as myself and some others I know are planning on moving away from DO just because of this reason. Everything else is great, but hard drive capacity sucks!

  • gordev commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1

  • Mustafa Bahadır Pakalın commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +5 for this.Need extra space!

  • Luka commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    It iz good, but their space amount is far inferior compared to others, like Linode.
    If you need VPS for simple one app setup it is perfect, but when you just need extra space and not everything than you are out of luck...

  • Немања Пантош commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I come here becouse I think this is good cloud hosting, with easy resource managment.
    Am I wrong?

  • Heihachi commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +2..
    2 years have passed, still just planned lol

  • Doug Stanley commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +3 It'd be nice to adjust disk space independent of other resources. I'd like to use DO for cloud storage for some customers, but I'd have to buy a huge amount of ram/cpu in order to get enough disk space.

  • Brent Wilson commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Linode is leaving you in the dust when it comes to disk space. Isn't even close. Please add more diskspace to the plans. At least match Linode.

  • Michael W commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    It's pretty ridiculous that you can't increase storage space. If it is too difficult to implement, at least show us how we can store externally to AWS.

    Even after upgrading/resizing to your 8GB option, the space is STILL limited to 60GB...this really is a dealbreaker :( which is sad because DO has been awesome so far.

  • Gerónimo Ortiz commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +3

  • Peter Taylor commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Please, please, please can we have this soon..
    possibly with 2 options, 1-fast SSD storage, 2-cheap slow storage.

  • Baher Hosni commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1000

  • Eddy commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +3!

  • Victor commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +3!

  • Chris Cooper commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I'm dying for this feature. Because of space requirement I am having to run one of my servers on AWS (rest are of course on DO). I would drop AWS in a nanosecond if DO would add this as a feature! Any update from DO / Moisey Uretsky would be much appreciated.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    i love do, but this feature is a must have, and it is really the only reason why iam considering another host.

  • AC commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1! Ability to add empty volume(s) to your droplet. I'd use it for MongoDB replica set data.

  • Peter McCaffrey commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +3!

  • Birdman commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1!

  • Stew Dellow commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1 For this too

  • Thomas Fjellstrom commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Wow, two years and it's still "planned"?

  • Josh Gunderson commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    "+1 for a simple and plain NFS solution! Also, this extra storage doesn't need to be SSD, so it can be much larger and cheaper"

    +1 Exactly!

  • Bráulio Bhavamitra commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1 for a simple and plain NFS solution! Also, this extra storage doesn't need to be SSD, so it can be much larger and cheaper

  • Jeff commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1

  • Adam commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    This is definitely holding me back from hosting my SaaS with DO, Rackspace offer a cloud based block storage so think I'll be going with them!

  • Roger commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    As said by Ihor Vorotnov before:
    +3 on this, and the same:

    What about having the possibility to have extra lager HDD available somewhere, and linked to our Droplets as a NFS (or similar)

    Those droplets can be SDD as usual, but with extra space available (websites with huge archives, backup copies, etc)

  • Rendy Keok Song Tan commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Extra space and CDN!

  • Javier Pérez commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1 I support this.

  • Paulo Trentin commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1 Yes, this is an important feature!

  • Dasha Romanova commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    YES! +1
    Really very need exrta diskspace! Please make this plans for HDD or SSD.
    For example: 1cpu, 512MB ram, but SSD or HDD = 100GB, 200GB...

    OR Please make a droplet plan with flex parameters cpu,ram,ssd,hdd!

  • Donovan commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Really wanted to use Digital Ocean. Have to go elsewhere because of the lack of this.

  • Woosuk Suh commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1 YES YES YES!

    It would not be a problem even if this additional capacity resides in slow, platter-spinning HDD as long as it comes with reasonable price :D

  • Ondřej Barták commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    yes, I need this feature too

  • Gustavo Gawryszewski commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I don't know for the rest of you guys, but I think that with your current price having an option to choose between the ssd disks or with larger but spinning disks would be enough for me.

  • Joseph Ridgway commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Please, please get something going soon. We've enjoyed DO for almost a year and now we're considering alternatives simply because of your storage options are tied to other resources and don't scale in cost.

  • Wayne Hartmann commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I think having an HDD SAN as an option to add storage to your droplet would be great. As well as the ability to expand your SSD space.

  • Ihor Vorotnov commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +3 on this. I'm not sure what's the best way to implement this - kind of S3-like servers, add additional HDD (not SSD) or add extra SSD space.

    Example: I have a droplet with just one site which operates pretty well on 2Gb of RAM and 2 Cores. But it's a pretty old site with archives for many years, there's more than 100Gb of images in archive. Actually, it would be enough to have an extra large HDD (not SSD) which is pretty cheap. It can be some smth like S3, maybe with options - SSD or HDD. SSD has less space, is faster and more expensive. HDD option is slower but is cheaper and offers more space.

  • Nathen Erickson commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1

  • Blu commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1 on more space. It would be great to see an S3 style stack. Perhaps utilizing BackBlaze pod system.

  • Manish commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1 for this. Additional diskspace would be a thumbs up!

  • vinothkumar commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1

  • lxe commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Yes, I just need more space rather than power and RAM.

  • Matthew Mattox commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Yes, give me the option to add more space without adding CPU and RAM.

    Without this feature, I really can't move clients into DigtialOcean. I wouldn't even mind if custom storage was slower.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    This feature is a must. Multiple times we use DO for testing but go for Rackspace/AWS for prod. due to unavailability of extra storage.

  • Luka commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Almost two years of Planned status witn no real planning. I like DO but when i reach point when i need to pay double for 30% increase in hdd space and not needed expand on other resources, that is the day i leave DO... New KVM plane emearging on other providers but unlike DO they grow your space in same way as other resources and not twisted like DO.

  • James Thompson commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    For my use cases having access to extra block storage at near local speeds would be ideal.

  • Erick Nobre commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1

    This is an important feature.

  • Petr Cervenka commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    We need this i just tried s3ql via S3 and the performance is not good! We need some DISK Solution!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    i need more space

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1

    This is an important feature.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I'm close to giving up with DO. I like them but I'm seriously pissed about my disk space running out so often. I'd rather have a slow HDD than a fast SSD.

  • Rohan Reddy commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Hope this feature comes to the fore soon. Enjoying digitalocean to the fullest and block storage would be the absolute icing on the cake. I would like to point out though that for all the good work by you guys, the customers deserve to know an ETA no matter how further from now if it all it is in your plans. Would help us phase out the site milestones accordingly.

    Thanks again guys, you are doing awesome work.

  • Hugh Halford-Thompson commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    ... 2 years in dev. Any eta?

  • Necolas Hamwi commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +3.. THank you DO for all the efforts, and we would <3 to see this implemented (even if a bit expensive).

    Best,

  • Mustafa Bahadır Pakalın commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Additional storage options would definitely increase my use of DO too...

  • Nikita Belov commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    i reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaalllyyy need additional space!!!!!!!!

  • Wojciech Krysiak commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1

  • Tom commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Need more space? Get another Droplet and NFS mount it...

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    It would definitely be a turn off if we can't increase our disk space especially for a large database like ours.

  • Fausto Cheder commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Friends, let's not forget that this is a budget service. You can't beat 5 bucks for all DO has to offer. If you need much more, you must use the alternatives and pay the price.

    There's a lot of room to improve, but for the majority of users, it isn't bad and is much cheaper than any other solution. Also, the support is top notch and I have never seem such responsive team for this little money.

    Happy hosting my friends!

  • NP commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Many better options if you're looking for this: Amazon, Azure, Linode, Rackspace, Cloudsigma, etc. Stop wasting your time here. Problem with this attitude from DO is that these clients won't come back, and once the initial romance from the influx of new clients dies off, they will venture off as well. It's far cheaper to keep existing clients than it is to sign up new ones and have turnovers.

  • Steph commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Just spoke with DO support, they said this feature isn't happening anytime soon...

    Time to move on to Amazon, Rackspace, VPS.net or any of the other many options that provide this important feature :(

    Bummer...

  • Cloud commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Any update?

  • CarefreeWP.com commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    it's been planned since September 2012? Clearly it's a huge need for the users... has anybody managed to get an ETA from anyone on this? I'm willing to hang with them if it's coming soon, but I'm not feeling very optimistic at this point...

  • Donald Duvall commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I vote for Attached Block Storage!!!! I already moved a SaaS project to RackSpace Cloud do to the lack of this feature.

  • Rubem Azenha commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I believe I will have to move away from Digital Ocean due lack of this feature. We need extra block storage.

  • Pascal Wacker commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I Actualy would like to have to option to get additional to the fast ssd based app server an additional storage on slower disks (to store a few pictures and stuff on it)

  • RH commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Additional storage options would definitely increase my use of DO

  • NP commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Voted for this but moved on at this point because of this problem. Can't afford to let business opportunities pass by simply because of using Digital Ocean.

    Also, wanted to annoy Riccardo Crackhead a bit: Get up and go for a walk before you have heart attack or an aneurysm. No one cares about your internal dialogue.

  • Ricardo Graça commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Hey, if you are thinking of adding yet another comment saying:

    "It's keeping me from using DO"

    or

    "Why isn't this implemented yet??? Unbelievable!!111!!1"

    ... don't. Seriously don't do it. It won't help one iota to move this forward. The only thing that your useless comment will help is in making the people that are watching the comments on this feature request go insane (and then write stupid comments like this one)! Want to help move this forward? Click on the button to the left that says "Vote". That's it. Your job here is done, move along.

    I think by now everybody already knows there are lots of people that "really need this feature". If you want to complain that DO sucks because it doesn't have this feature, go write a blog post, tweet, or something.

    Want to say "I really support this idea"? Also, don't. We already know you support it if you vote. Thank you very much.

    FAQ:

    Q: What about a simple "+1" (or "+3)) comment? That doesn't hurt anybody right?
    A: Yes it does. It's spam. It's like getting punched and the guy that punched you says "punch!" after punching you. Will it help the punch hurt anymore? Nope, so it's not necessary.

    Q: Do you work for DO?
    A: No, but I would also like to get this feature, and I would also like to receive useful comments by the devs, explaining the progress.

    Q: You don't you just turn off the comment notifications?
    A: Because then I wouldn't be able to receive notifications when there are useful comments (see above question).

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I would like to add my vote for extra storage. It's the one feature that is keeping us from moving our servers to Digital Ocean.

  • Mike Gioia commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    My guess is that they're holding off on releasing disk storage because the amount of new customers may overload their systems.

  • Eduard Carreras commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Any update here? We're planning to use digital ocean, but we need a feature to purchase additional storage as we need.

  • Zach commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Sorry to + this again, but I definitely need this or I'm going to have to switch to AWS, I have a photography app that uploads photos to another application I built and they sometimes drop more photos in than space available on the disk, this is much needed for me!

  • CreativeAppWorks commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +3 votes. Guys plz hurry up. Whats the ETA on this.

  • Tony commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    The ability to have flexible storage is crucial to like 80% of my clients and now all of them are using AWS, just because of that.

    It is high time DO implement similar solution as Amazon EBS!
    There is no need to be SSD based or super fast - just the performance need to be predictable and consistent.

  • buffonomics commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    .... We are now in the era of Big Data

  • buffonomics commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    So just last week I built yet another system for a big client and I STILL could not recommend DO to them BECAUSE of this as they will be storing lots of data. That's one more client that has gone on to use AWS because of this long-standing matter. Just thought I'd put it out there so the good folks at DO can understand how implementing this, (at this point BEFORE any other thing they may be working on) is key to it's growth.

    I really hate turning corporate clients away from DO because I love using it for my own projects, but I cannot in my right mind recommend it to them in the current state.

    Guys, This is by far THE most important feature you should be working on right now.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    any update or an ETA ?

  • Lee Jackson commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    New customer here who would seriously be considering DO for some of our other services except for this - without the ability to add additional storage it precludes DO from uses in a wide range of applications.

  • John Porter commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Any update on this at all? It's a year since the last message and no change.

  • Nicholaus commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    This is a massive issue for me and everybody else who use DO or would like to use DO. Adding storage to a server is of the most importance, it's why Amazon EC2 and S3 is so successful and it's why they host enterprise level sites, not just hobbyists.

    Please provide an ETA for this feature. As of now the project/feature is planned, but doesn't have an ETA.

    Thanks and we all look forward to additional storage capabilities!

  • NP commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I can't stress how important this feature is for anyone doing serious work. Unless you're aiming to only have hobbyists as your client base, do make storage available for VPS.

  • Holger Wiehen commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +3 for database usage. Ideal would be AWS EBS latency, but with consistent performance.

  • Matthew Coppola commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +3 from me too. I cannot justify a switch to DO until this is available

  • Mike Gioia commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +3 for this. can we PLEASE get an update on the status?

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Yes, and update would be nice. DO is extremely costly for those of us who need > 20 GB of storage.

  • Pascal Mathis commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Any update from a dev would be really nice. I'm a new customer and I would like to transfer my production servers over to DO, but without custom diskspace plans it is a deal breaker. Or how about network storage? Maybe some 'slower' non-SSD storage servers, reachable via Network? (for example, it could be combined with Private Networking @ NYC2)

  • EMolinare commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    jeez, when is this finally going to get implemented... why should I go from paying $80/month to $160 as my only possible way to add more hdd space... this is a stupidly large increment. What if I only need 10 more gigs of space... Come on!!! Can't be that hard, all other cloud providers have this option.

  • Andreas Lysdal Andersen commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    3 votes from me.. This would be very useful. I imagine it could work like this: You buy a "virtual hdd" that you can mount to a vps. Or even better i could work like a shared network storage so that many vps' can access it at the same time.

  • Jason Parraga commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    ++

  • Luka commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Just found solution.... When i fill 40gb i will transfer to Linode. For price of 40$ i DO just gives +20gb (i don't need ram increase), Linode gives +56gb. Other resources are also comparable, but i don't need other resources now... It is just like Sharath Win seed here: http://digitalocean.uservoice.com/forums/136585-digital-ocean/suggestions/3824451-more-powerfull-cpu "If you offer low cost plans with more resources, why penalize the users when they opt for bigger plans? I think it should be discounted when we go for bigger plans than penalizing on hardware resources."

  • Luka commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Can some Dev please give some ETA on this. My VPS is at 70% and i still not using more than 30% other resources on 20$/mo plan...

  • Matthew Williamson commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    If I could get a fat 500G or 1T drive, then I could finally drop OVH for bittorrent sync

  • zm commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    By when will this be out?

  • Oleksandr commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Hey guys, I understand benefits of having local ssd, rather than nas, but this is essential for many projects. Please, give us slow bulk storage!

  • Sharath Win commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Totally Agree! I think all the resources should be equally increased with the tariffs similar to what Linode does!

    See some basic comparison thats in this Idea: http://digitalocean.uservoice.com/forums/136585-digital-ocean/suggestions/3824451-more-powerfull-cpu

  • Chema commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    The difference between RAM and disk storage is incomprehensible. I don`t understand why I have to pay $ 480 to have 480GB. Wrong business model.

  • Jeffrey A. commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50
  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +3 for more disk space... I just can't afford to pay for all the extra RAM and CPU just to get a few extra GB of disk space. Absolutely in love with DO, just wish I could get this feature.

  • Kyle commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    100% agree with this. SSD is awesome but an option for high-capacity storage would be really useful even if it's slower.

  • Kevin commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I gave it more thought and an NFS mount would be better than nothing. Block storage would be great but NFS over an internal gigabit network would be nice too.

    I don't think you need to increase the base amount for the droplet or allow increases to the main disk. I'd like to be able to choose to add additional space and just mount it up as a separate disk/share.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Looks like this has been planned for a year. Any ETA?

  • Bert David commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +2 for storage options. It's a hefty price point if we need to store some data.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +3 Having options for non SSD drives might have some good potential. I am too running out of storage space.

  • Ferenc Szalkai commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +3 for storage options. I'm running out of space.

  • Kevin commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +3 for block storage

  • mike zakkas commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +3 for more disk space..

  • Matt commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +3 for this, I have a need for hosting a mail server that requires 500gb space, but doesn't need the huge resources (or expense for that matter) that comes with the current instance offering around that size. don't necessarily need ssd for it, but yah.

  • AoK commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Being able to independently buy disk space (and extra network capacity for that matter) as an instance approaches maximum would be great! The compute capacity of lowest powered instances is adequate for my primary use case but would like 200-500GB of storage available to them (use case = replacement of other cloud services like big IMAP and Dropbox archives).

  • Vaibhav commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1 for more disk space..

  • Jim Miller commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Not that this idea needs more support, but: I'm just about to roll out a project that's currently hosted on AWS, and DO looks very appealing. But I can't seriously consider it without a better storage alternative, for all the reasons other folks have offered. And, to be honest, the "we're really working on this! really!!" that's been going on since the beginning of the year isn't giving me much in the way of optimism. Maybe later, I guess.

  • buffonomics commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Guys, in all honesty I'm surprised this isn't the top priority. Being number 4 on the list of priorities really isn't a good representation of the seriousness of this task compared to the top 3 right now. DO has a LOT of win over EC2, just do this and the case is settled. EC2 users will swarm over here...but it's not gonna happen unless you give this feature the respect it deserves if you want high-scale (bigger pocket) clients.

  • Jay Grizzard commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Here's another vote for "more available disk space" -- even if it's just something on the network like EBS. There's just too many things that need more than a piddly 80GB of storage for these servers to be useful. It's definitely a major thing stopping me from considering digitalocean for, well, anything.

  • Mattias commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I would very much like extra HDD space available as well, which I could mount to the droplet as needed. And of course HDD would preferably be at lower price.

  • Luka commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Well it is 'PLANNED' and it is third in row in 'PLANNED' list....

  • Ty Bohannon commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I can't believe this has not been rolled out when it has been a discussion/request point for nearly a year - with over 600 votes!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Could you write a blog post about extra storage? Give us a first class update on this feature?

  • Alexander Kolesnikov commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    It would be useful to have at least a non-SSD additional storage. I don't want to migrate to Amazon services but there isn't any alternative.

  • David Sinclair commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    An eta would be very useful in helping to decide whether to use s3 for additional storage or hang on a while.

  • Leo commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Is there an eta on this?

  • Francisco Reyes commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1 on Block storage

  • woblit commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I think this is very important. I am in a situation where I have enough RAM and CPU on a droplet, but do not have enough disk space to see me through. If there was an option to add additional disk space that would be brilliant. What would be even better is if you could select SSD disk space to add, or add an additional drive(s) on Non-SSD based storage. (e.g. backup server space / raw slow storage).

    Is this an option?

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    The original request for more disk space is not declined it's planned =]

    Just working on other items first but it is part of our roadmap.

    Thanks

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1 for this feature

  • Vitaliy Krushik Krasheninnikov commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I wish to migrate a mail server to DO, but need at least 100Gb of storage. I'm ready to pay a 100$ for an 8GB droplet + some additional storage, but not 160$ for the unneeded cores and RAM...

  • Rob van Egdom commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Would love to have more space as well and also willing to pay more for it. Currently using 5 droplets, but 1 with more space (at least 300 to 600GB) would be awesome.

  • Beka commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1 for this feature

  • Tim commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Really need this!

  • Sergio Tapia Gutierrez commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    It's strange that you can't add more storage space. Any idea when this will be added as a feature?

  • Rick Schmitty commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Did their announcement mentioned in April ever come out? Definite +1 to this feature for me as well!

  • Dash Bitla commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    How to do that? Any instructions on that?

  • Mike Willbanks commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Ideally it would be nice... Although in the short-term you could boot up a bunch of the $5 and use something like GlusterFS and tie them to all of your servers.

  • Josh Davies commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Really Looking forward to this feature.

    It will come in handy when fully migrating to your services.

  • Dash Bitla commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Looking forward for this!

    There is no way to increase the disc space other than upgrading to a bigger droplet.
    For some of our servers, we just need more disk space than all other resources.

    Would be great to see this coming ASAP. Any ETA?

  • Alice Bevan-McGregor commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    If you're running multiple VMs you can use a distributed filesystem like Moosefs (the one I use) which has added benefits such as redundancy while also pooling total available storage space.

  • Felipe Rodriguez commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Please! Do it! I need this for backups I was planning for... S3 on amazon but this defenitly is better

  • Kyle Eby commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    When this rolls out, depending on the storage cost; I have clients that need more than 1TB of space. Please soon! You guys rock!

  • Ricardo commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    + for this

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    It's good that you have cheap pricing for a virtual server however, if we don't have the option of making only the disk capacity larger, then I have no choice but to choose another virtual server.

  • olbius commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1

  • Rich Breton commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    In the interim could you just offer a high storage image that we could nfs mount or something?

  • Morthawt commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I could really use more space. +1

  • hyperrjas commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    +1 for this feature

  • Mircea commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    This would be very useful for many customers, including me. Any updates?

  • John Minnihan commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Just signed up for DO + really liking it thus far; it fills a huge void in the low-cost on-demand virtual server marketplace.

    One thing I will need in order to consider DO for my serious work is greater flexibility in attaching multiple, large disks. This is super easy to do in EC2 + is a constraint that will prevent me from migrating current systems from there to here.

  • Inforics commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    IMHO, You guys should take this as a pretty high priority. Am sure you are losing out on revenue as many do not seem to signup just due to the inability to add space.

    For eg. if i want to store 200GB, spinning up 10x5$ droplets is an option, but on S3(or any cloud storage for that matter) its much cheaper and manageable.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Unfortunately we can't carve out separate resources like cpu, mem and disk but that will hopefully be augmented to some extent with a separate storage solution.

  • Trevor Bergeron commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Ideally completely separate cpu, mem, disk, and bandwidth options would be available, rather than just tiers. *crosses fingers*

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    We have a large announcement coming this month - which will explain why this has been delayed for a bit.

    We have to prioritize the roadmap and while we'd love to build all the features at once unfortunately that's not possible.

    But we are hiring so as we add more engineers we hope to be rolling out features faster =]

  • Oleksandr commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    No updates for a while. I wonder when this update will be be ready

  • Gabriel commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I would really like this option this is something I am already thinking about needing very soon!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Yes even I want additional space option

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Unfortunately fell a bit behind on this while working on growth but its definitely a very large item on our agenda and we hope to start updating on its progress shortly.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Can we get an update on this? Any thoughts towards large storage options +1TB? Your service would then also be competitive with cloud storage solutions if you priced it right.

  • Mauricio commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    As soon as you guys have an option for aditional storage (it doesn't have to be ssd) in the form of maybe SAN or NAS... I am on board!!!

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Increasing disk space would be very useful. I can accept moving up the packages with cpu and RAM but disk space is really a constrainer, i don't see it being practical when i need 1.6TB.

  • Rob van Egdom commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Looking forward to more hdd space, need it for a large project i'm working on :)

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Responded =]

    We've been making some large infrastructure changes which we are announcing on January 14th.

    Storage will be the next hardware infrastructure project we tackle so we hope to move this from planning to started very shortly.

  • Jonathan Tittle commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    @Moisey - E-Mail Sent - look forward to hearing from you.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    We are still collecting use cases from customers to understand how they want to interact with the disk, how they prefer to store and retrieve files and what their usage is.

    So please feel free to shoot me an email to discuss moisey [at] DO

  • Jonathan Tittle commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Hey Moisey,

    I'd love to hear more about the disk space offering - care to shed some light in private?

    The disk space limitation is the only reason we've yet to move clients over. If we factor in nothing more than disk, that's $1 per 1GB across all plans 1GB RAM and higher, so I'd love to hear more.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    We are still working on extra diskspace but we will be making a big announcement in early January that we think will be very well received by our customers.

    Stay tuned =]

  • shovenose commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I'd be happy to beta test anything for you :) glad to hear it's coming soon! DO is awesome :)

  • Stefano commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Great news. Yours is the best and most effective price/benefits service around. Waiting for the huge announcement.

    Thank you,
    Stefano

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    We've been doing a lot of behind the scenes hardware work, including the large core network maintenance in our AMS region and now we are finishing up specing out a large update to the physical hypervisors which we will be rolling out in the next 1-3 weeks.

    After that we are looking to a make a HUGE announcement around the new year in regards to that.

    After that the next hardware issue that we will be looking into is the storage question and how we can begin provisioning that for customers.

    We will most likely follow our standard roll-out for new features which is to launch it in a beta capacity, which means we don't recommend running it for production systems (ie: untrusted). And then collecting data on usage as well as general feedback so that we can either retool, rebuild, or finalize and launch it as a full service.

  • stefano commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I need more disk space too.
    VPS disk size or external nas storage sold separately would be great.
    Nas solution could be even mounted by different vps (of same owner) to open new usage scenarios.
    I check daily to see if this request change status from "planned" to "started", there is an ETA?

  • Jean-Philippe Boily commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    You have any ETA on that?

  • Jean-Philippe Boily commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    I would be interested in more space, be it an EBS like solution or anything else. I want cheap but HUGE data storage solution! ;)

  • Chinmoy commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    Any thoughts on the extra diskspace that someone might not need? For example when I upgrade my plan, I'm given whole lot of storage that I actually do not need. I just need the upgraded ram and processing power.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    We are most likely going to avoid an EBS solution because there are inherent issues with it.

    First is the management of an extremely large and growing SAN environment which usually takes up a large amount of resources in both hardware and management time.

    The second is that with all shared environments performance can degrade rapidly depending on how customers are utilizing the diskspace, spefically running processes like databases becomes very inefficeint, so while it provides flexibility in terms of disk storage it's at a huge cost to performance.

    We are looking into various ways to provide additional storage outside of the virtual server to customers that could be used for content storage.

    Thanks.

  • UCstreaming commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    an EBS like solution would be awesome.

  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:50

    We do not have anything yet planned that would allow customers to increase disk-space independent of RAM and CPU.

    We are discussing several options but have not yet finalized on one that we will start developing.