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Create file storage
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Create file storage

  1. In Control Panel, go to Cloud PlatformFile Storage.

  2. Click Create Storage.

  3. Enter a new storage name or leave the name that is automatically created.

  4. Select the pool where the storage will be located.

    If you need to increase disk space with file storage, select the pool that hosts the cloud server or Managed Kubernetes cluster. You will only need to mount the storage to connect it. In other cases (including when connecting the storage to a dedicated server) you need to configure network connectivity between the server/cluster and the storage via a global router.

    If you plan to use storage to store backups, we recommend choosing a pool from a different availability zone or region to improve fault tolerance.

  5. Select the subnet where the storage will be located. The subnet type depends on what you want the storage to connect to:

    • cloud private subnet — the storage will be available to Managed Kubernetes cloud servers and clusters only in the pool segment you selected in the previous step;
    • Selectel global router subnet — storage will be available for dedicated servers, as well as cloud servers and Managed Kubernetes clusters that reside in other segments of the pool. See the [Connect file storage to dedicated server](/cloud/file-storage/add/add-storage-to-dedicated-server. mdx) instructions for examples of configuring network connectivity through a global router.mdx), Connect file storage to cloud server in another pool, Connect file storage to Managed Kubernetes cluster in another pool.
  6. Select file storage type. Storages differ in read/write speeds and bandwidth values:

    • HDD Basic;

    • SSD Universal;

    • SSD Fast.

      Once created, the storage type cannot be changed.

  7. Specify the storage size: from 50 GB to 50 TB. Once created, you can increase file-storage, but you can't decrease it.

  8. Select a protocol:

    • NFSv4 — for connecting storage to servers running Linux and other Unix systems;

    • CIFS SMBv3 — for connecting the storage to Windows servers.

      Once created, the protocol cannot be changed.

  9. Check out the cost of file storage.

  10. Press Create.

  11. Mount the file storage depending on the product. Use the instructions: