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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!

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    Tim GoodeTim Goode shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • DevQuixoteDevQuixote commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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

      • Arnold HendriksArnold Hendriks commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • YPCRYPCR commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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

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