So I think I’ve mostly got my DreamCompute instance set up, except for one thing; I foolishly allocated my full storage allowance as a single volume, but I could really use a second.
Could someone give me an overview of what I need to do to reduce the size of my volume so I can allocate the free space into another? My current volume is formatted as ext4 with an Ubuntu 14 instance running on it.
Basically my plan is to setup a second volume for nothing but backups, onto which I’ll put frequent backups of databases and sites (e.g- mysqldump and rsync stuff across). I can then use infrequent snapshots as a fallback in case the OS/filesystem somehow becomes damaged; in other words I don’t want to rely on snapshots alone, as I want to be able to restore single databases/sites if necessary.
I suppose I could still do this with a single volume, but it seems neater to use two.