DO Ideas 2

Attach Block Storage Volumes to Multiple Droplets

Great thing you've done with block storage, most impressive and very useful. In the future if one block storage volume could be seen and used by multiple Droplets, it would make life sooooo much better and easier, to share install files, user files, possible backup images and much more between droplets. Great work DigitalOceanTeam!

  • Tim Goode
  • Sep 11 2018
  • Attach files
  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 16:20

    Can't we just mount the block storage on the other droplets ?

  • Джоув Лебедев commented
    September 11, 2018 16:20

    Hello!
    Is this feature available now?

  • DevQuixote commented
    September 11, 2018 16:20

    Might be a nice separate type of resource, or perhaps to have NFS one-click-apps where nodes could auto-join.

  • DevQuixote commented
    September 11, 2018 16:20

    I think you want NFS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFS or something along those lines. I agree with others that this would be outside the scope of volumes.

  • Arnold Hendriks commented
    September 11, 2018 16:20

    As Nicolás said, I don't think you realise what you're asking for. Even if DO offered this, you can't just put a standard filesystem on a shared storage and expect the files to be available from multiple locations - you need specialised filesystems and distributed locking managers, an ext3 of xfs filesystem would corrupt in minutes as soon as writes from the second location started, or as soon as the second mount started a journal replay.

  • Nicolás Alvarez commented
    September 11, 2018 16:20

    That wouldn't be block storage anymore. You can't connect a single hard disk to two PCs, can you?

  • YPCR commented
    September 11, 2018 16:20

    This would be a great feature and would cut out the need to setup replicated file systems such as glusterFS on each droplet.

  • Rafael Rosa commented
    September 11, 2018 16:20

    Thanks for the suggestion. This was a very common request during our beta, we are considering how we can accommodate that request but we don't have any specific plans to share so far.