How to create a new Cloud volume

Note: This article relates to a product currently in beta testing.

A volume is a detachable block storage device that can be attached to an instance to provide extra storage space, much like connecting a USB drive. You can detach a volume from one instance and attach it to another instance, without losing the data stored on the volume.

To safeguard your data in the event of a disaster, volumes can be backed up and recovered.


  • 1
    Log in to your xneelo Cloud dashboard.
  • 2
    Using the menu on the left, navigate to Storage > Volumes.
  • 3
    On the right-hand side, above the list of volumes, click on + Create Volume.
  • 4
    In the dialog box, provide a name for the new Volume.
  • 5
    Within the Volume Source dropdown menu, opt for No Source, Empty Volume. Be aware that the options displayed at the bottom of the dialog box may differ based on the Volume Source chosen. Ensure that the appropriate selection has been made from the list.
  • 6
    Leave the Type dropdown list in its default state.
  • 7
    Specify the size of the required Volume in the Size (GiB) field.
  • 8
    Leave the Availability Zone dropdown list at its default value.
  • 9
    Leave the Group dropdown list at its default value.
  • 10
    Finally, click on the Create Volume button to create the new Volume, or Cancel to exit the process.

What happens next

Once the volume is created, you can mount a file system to a volume.

Assist Note

A limit of 26 volumes can be attached to a single instance.