I’m a complete newbee, I have read the documentation and discussions in this forum but not yet setup my own MIAB instance.
Does anyone have experience using the STORAGE_ROOT environment variable? Since a VM typically comes with a fixed storage space, I’m a bit worried about what to do if storage is exceeded. If, as an example, if I choose Linode VM, can I point the STORAGE_ROOT to Linode’s block or object storage?
As a last question, does STORAGE_ROOT survive system updates?
Thanks a lot for your help!
There are a few options and others will hopefully chime in, but another way is to mount the block storage at
After helping several people over the past weeks with issues I highly recommend that the additional storage be mounted as
/home/user-data/. Your life will be much simpler in the future.
@openletter and @alento Thanks so much for your answers. I have never mounted block storage, so forgive my beginner’s follow-up questions:
- Do I still need to use the STORAGE_ROOT environment variable?
- When choosing Linode as my provider, can I just follow their instructions on how to use block storage How to Use Block Storage with Your Linode | Linode ? Or are there additional steps I need to be aware of?
Thanks again for your assistance!
Great, thanks so much for all your help. I’ll give it a try and will hopefully be able to report back.
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