Attach a Disk

You can add storage while creating the instance or after creation.


  • Up to 1 disk can be attached to enlarge your instance storage.

  • Only disks in the same zone of the instance can be attached.


  1. Go to Add Storage choosing one of the following ways:

    • Elastic Compute Instance > Actions > Instance Settings > Add Storage

    • Instance Details > Information > Storage > Add Storage

    • Disk > Actions > Attach

  2. Select a desired disk and click Confirm to attach. If no desired disk, click New Disk to create a new disk. See Create a Disk for detailed steps.

What to Do Next

After attaching, the disk is offline by default. Access to your instance and initialize the disk. See Initialize a Disk for detailed steps.

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