How to Use Basic AWS CLI Commands with Storm Object Storage

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Storm Object Storage delivers a durable, secure, highly available solution for storage needs of virtually any size. With object storage access occurs via API calls to the object storage cluster, which replaces the need to rely on additional servers for dedicated storage.

Here we use the client AWS CLI to interact with Storm Object Storage. If you don’t have AWS CLI installed then you can follow these instructions: How to Install an Object Storage Command Line Interface (AWS CLI)

Storm Object Storage 101: Command Line
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  • These instructions are intended specifically for using Storm Object Storage.
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Core Managed CentOS 7 server with AWS CLI installed, and I’ll be logged in as root.

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How to Resize a Liquid Web Storm (Cloud) Server

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  • I’ll be resizing a 2GB Storm VPS instance to an Storm Dedicated server.

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How to Create a Backup of a Liquid Web Storm Server

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While it is always important to create a backup of your server’s data, some backup solutions can be costly and unwieldy. Creating a backup of a Storm server is neither of those things. Instead, it’s cost-efficient and easy!
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Automating DNS With Zone Delegation and the Storm API

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Although the term DNS zone delegation may seem new to you, you have been using zone delegation without even realizing it. When you tell your domain’s registrar what nameservers you are using for a particular domain, you are delegating the zone for that domain.

Single zone delegation will work for most people. In fact, most use a single zone file to reference multiple hosts, or multiple subdomains residing on a single host. However, there are cases where where it may be beneficial to perform additional delegation.

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Using Cloud Block Storage

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Cloud Block Storage provides additional hard drive space for your Cloud Server with just a few clicks. The space is not pre-formatted; rather, it is a raw block device. The simplicity of providing a raw block device on the cloud means that you can mount and format the space on your server however you would like, with whatever filesystem is appropriate for your needs. This does entail a small amount of work getting the space into a usable state.

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