Increase Local Disk Space with AWS or remote hardrive

OS type and version Ubuntu Linux 20.04.4
Virtualmin version 7.2-1

Hey guys. I recently started using VirtualMin and I’m in love with it.

I used to be a user of hostgator but now that I have my own service for my clients, I’m moving everything to my VPS with VirtualMin.

The problem that I’m facing is that the actual provider of VPS that I have, only offers up to 160Gb hardrive space.

I’m not full, but closer to 70%, so I just want to check if it’s possible to implement any kind of external virtual space (most of the space used is for emails).


Depending on your VPS provider, they may offer “Block Storage” or “Volumes” as sometimes referred. If so you should be able to mount this type of storage to your VPS to offer additional space where it may be needed.

Because this would be considered an advanced setup, I’d be willing to offer assistance privately if you want to initial consult (find out what options are available) and implement.

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A couple of years ago I experimented with mounting cloud storage as drives as an alternative to hosting embedded videos on Vimeo.

Long story short, I did get it working on Amazon EFS and Backblaze B2. I forget exactly how I did it, but I know it is doable. I probably have notes somewhere, but I’d have to look for them.

Availability, reliability and consistency of throughput, however, were less than wonderful; and cost was much higher than I’d anticipated.

The short answer, however, is yes, it can be done. Based on my experience, however, I think you’d be better off purchasing block storage, as Peter suggested.


Maybe another provider, I use Vultr and they have 260G,350G, and 500G VPS’s

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