So, you are still running a HDD or SSD disk attached to a server and crave for more I/O performance? Fortunately, it is quite simple to move into MaxIOPS with our cloning feature. The process is a bit more straightforward if you use our API, but can also be done from the Control panel.

Control Panel

To migrate to MaxIOPS, you can clone the server and then choose the new disk’s type and size. The type will of course be MaxIOPS and the size should be enough to have room for your data from the current HDD/SSD disk.

Since the cloning process creates a new server you have two options: continue using the new server or continue using the old server but with the new MaxIOPS disk.

If you’re OK with using the new server, you can start it immediately and make sure everything works. After this you can remove the old server and its SSD/HDD disk that was just cloned into MaxIOPS.

If you don’t want to use the new server created in the cloning process, you can just detach the new MaxIOPS disk from the new server and attach it to the old server. Also detach the old HDD/SSD. After making sure that everything works with the new MaxIOPS disk, you can remove the old HDD/SSD disk and the new server created in the cloning process.

For more information about attaching/detaching disks, see Managing Disks.

Unfortunately migrating into MaxIOPS via the control panel requires creating a new server with the cloning feature. If you just want to clone the storage, you can use our API.

API

Section 8.14 Cloning Storage of our API describes cloning just the storage disk. In a nutshell, you can clone a storage with the following API request:

POST /1.1/storage/01eff7ad-168e-413e-83b0-054f6a28fa23/clone
{
    "storage" : {
        "zone" : "fi-hel1",
        ”tier” : ”maxiops”,
        "title" : "Clone of operating system disk"
    }
}

The response will give you details such as the UUID of the new storage disk.

After the cloning process, you can attach the new disk to your server, detach the old disk and verify that everything is working. You may delete the old disk at your discretion.