Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Block Volume Service


Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Block Volume Service

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Block Volume service provides scalable, high-performance, and network-attached block storage that can be attached to compute instances. It is designed for use cases that require persistent storage, and it offers features like high durability, automated backups, and cloning capabilities.

Key Features

  1. Scalability: Volumes can be easily scaled up or down based on requirements.
  2. Performance: Offers high IOPS and low latency, suitable for high-performance workloads.
  3. Durability: Built-in data protection and fault tolerance mechanisms.
  4. Snapshots and Backups: Automated backups and snapshot capabilities for data protection.
  5. Encryption: Data-at-rest is encrypted by default.
  6. Cloning: You can clone existing volumes for test/dev or other purposes.
  7. Multiple Attach Modes: Can be attached as read/write or read-only.

Common Use Cases

  1. Databases
  2. File Systems
  3. Application Logs
  4. Data Warehouses
  5. Content Repositories


The pricing for OCI Block Volume is typically based on the storage capacity provisioned and the duration of usage, along with any additional operations such as backups or snapshots.

How to Get Started

  1. Login to Oracle Cloud Console: Access the OCI console and navigate to the “Block Volumes” section under the “Storage” category.
  2. Create a Block Volume: Click on “Create Block Volume” and fill in the required details such as size, performance, and backup policies.
  3. Attach Volume: Once the volume is created, you can attach it to a compute instance via the console or through OCI CLI commands.
  4. Filesystem Configuration: After attaching, you might need to configure the file system based on your OS.
  5. Usage: Once the file system is set up, you can begin to use the block volume just like any other disk drive.

By understanding these features and steps, you can better utilize OCI Block Volume service for your specific needs.

Note: Please consider this as general information and always refer to Oracle’s official documentation for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

You can find more information about Oracle Cloud Infrastructure application in this Oracle Docs Link



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