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Adding Storage

When Hosting on Sia, you must allocate a location on your disk that hostd will store any uploaded data from renters. This is referred to as volume.
Volume can be located anywhere on the local or external drives, and you can create multiple volumes to combine storage from multiple drives.

Creating volume

Go to hostd. If you're asked to unlock the UI, use your custom password if you've set one. If you haven't got a wallet set up hostd, visit our Setting up hostd guide; otherwise, choose from the sidebar Volume.
Click on the Create Volume button in the top right-hand corner.
  1. 1.
    Enter a name for the volume. We recommend something simple, like hostdata1.dat or data1.dat.
  2. 2.
    Now select a folder to store the volume file.
  3. 3.
    Lastly, enter a maximum size for the volume. This is the maximum amount of data stored in the volume.
Creating volume on hostd
  1. 4.
    Click Create to add the volume to hostd.

Checking the status

After clicking Create, the volume will be displayed in the volumes list. Depending on the size of the volume and the filesystem, it may take a while to provision the new volume fully. The progress will be displayed in the UI.
hostd Volume list