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 with a low latency,...

Account Services

To see how to create a ticket, watch our brief video on How to create a ticket. Once a ticket is created, it can be in one of the following four states depending on the work done on it. New In progress Pending your response...

Backups

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 Performance server.PrerequisitesBefore you can...
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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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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...
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Billing

How am I billed for Rackspace services? How can I estimate my monthly bill? Why am I still being billed?  I never used the services. I don't agree with my bill.  How can I view usage? I don't agree with my bill...

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

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 utilizes the XFS file system....

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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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 utilizes the XFS file system....

Programming

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 utilizes the XFS file system....

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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