Cloud Block Storage: All Articles


- Getting Started -

When you're creating new Rackspace cloud resources it's important to understand what a region is and how to use regions effectively. What is a Region? A region is a collection of one or more data centers interconnected by a...
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Account Services

To see how to create a Rackspace support ticket, watch a brief video. After you create a support ticket, it can have one of the following statuses, depending on the work done on it: New In progress Pending your...
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Backups

In Cloud Block Storage you both attach and mount a Volume to a Server. These terms might sound similar, so it can get confusing as to their differences. Attach: When you attach a Cloud Block Storage Volume to a server, a...
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After you have created and attached your Cloud Block Storage volume, you must prepare it for use on your server. To prepare your volume, you must partition, format, and mount it.  After you have successfully completed these...
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A clone of a Cloud Block Storage volume is a copy made of an existing volume at a specific moment in time. At a high-level, the volume cloning process does the following:Creates a Logical Volume Management (LVM) copy on the write...
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This article describes how to move a software RAID Cloud Block Storage volume from one Cloud Server to another. You might want to perform this task when you need to build to a larger General Purpose server. Prerequisites...
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Detaching a Cloud Block Storage volume will prevent you from writing to it when you want to take a snapshot. It is also useful when you want to take a volume offline for archival purposes, or to move a volume to another server. A...
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A Snapshot is a copy made of your Volume at a specific moment in time. It contains the full directory structure of the Volume. Snapshots can be used as incremental backups of your Volumes, as restore points for your data, as long...
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Rackspace Cloud Block Storage is a block-level storage solution that allows you to expand the storage capacity of your Rackspace Cloud Server. This means you can increase your storage without increasing the size or capacity of...
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Billing

Get quick answers to common questions about Rackspace Cloud Billing. General How am I billed for Rackspace services? How can I estimate my monthly bill? Can I pay in advance? Account information...
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Bulk Import

In Cloud Block Storage, we work with volumes. Volumes are the detachable block storage devices that expand the storage capacity of your server. You can think of them like USB memory sticks. Like a USB memory stick, volumes may...
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Caching

by John Strunk One of the most common things the Cloud Block Storage team hears from you, our customers, is: "Allowing snapshots without detaching the volumes would be a really handy solution for data protection, just...
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File Transfers and File Sharing

This article describes two GlusterFS issues that you might encounter and provides steps for resolving them: - Healing replicated volumes - Fixing a split-brain problem ## Healing replicated volumes When any brick in a...
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In its native form, GlusterFS gives you redundancy and high availability (HA). However, the clients that connect to your GlusterFS volumes by using its NFS or Samba exports need to have some additional services installed and...
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Before you start to use GlusterFS, you have to make a fundamental decision: what type of volumes do you need for your environment. [Although six methods exist](http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/article/glusterfs-...
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GlusterFS is a software-only product that you can use to build a distributed file system across multiple storage server nodes. It provides a highly scalable and unique data storage solution that uses the XFS file system....
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Performance

by John StrunkWhen considering benchmarking information for Cloud Block Storage, there are several things you need to consider to understand the performance differences, similarities, and how more than just throughput is needed...
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This article describes two GlusterFS issues that you might encounter and provides steps for resolving them: - Healing replicated volumes - Fixing a split-brain problem ## Healing replicated volumes When any brick in a...
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In its native form, GlusterFS gives you redundancy and high availability (HA). However, the clients that connect to your GlusterFS volumes by using its NFS or Samba exports need to have some additional services installed and...
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Before you start to use GlusterFS, you have to make a fundamental decision: what type of volumes do you need for your environment. [Although six methods exist](http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/article/glusterfs-...
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GlusterFS is a software-only product that you can use to build a distributed file system across multiple storage server nodes. It provides a highly scalable and unique data storage solution that uses the XFS file system....
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Scaling and High Availability

GlusterFS is a software-only product that you can use to build a distributed file system across multiple storage server nodes. It provides a highly scalable and unique data storage solution that uses the XFS file system....
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Server Images

Customers can increase security on Rackspace Cloud accounts by using the multi-factor authentication capabilities provided by the Identity service. Enabling these capabilities adds an extra layer of identity verification to the...
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Uncategorized

By default, all new Cloud Block Storage users are assigned a 10 TB / 50 volume quota in each region. This quota is primarily to help with capacity planning and to prevent system abuse. If your application requires more storage or...
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