Cloud Block Storage


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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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CUSTOMER’S BUSINESS: Sprout Social is a social media management platform that provides businesses with publishing, engagement and analytics.
CHALLENGES: As an early-stage startup, Sprout focused on product development instead of...
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The following permissions matrix displays specific permissions for the roles in Cloud Block Storage. The matrix displays the method names, their corresponding RESTful API commands, and the roles that are supported.  
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Server Backup

Explaining the System Disk and Data Disk Architecture
Performance Cloud Servers for Linux and Microsoft Windows use a new architecture that pairs a system disk with a separate data disk(s). The benefits of implementing this new...
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Performance

by John Strunk
When 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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Backups

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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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 logical...
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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 steps...
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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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